Norman W. Long Lifetime Achievement

It was an honor to write about where Norman W. Long is from and his journey into sound art and back to Chicago. It's a great story about the twin deaths of the American Dream and effective unionism, classism and racism, and possibilities he is creating and recording for both personal and environmental healing in… Continue reading Norman W. Long Lifetime Achievement

Fall 2021//purify, and then; collide

I am honored and excited to close out 2021 with a mixtape I made for one of my oldest friends. (You should be able to both stream and download it through Currents.FM--please let me know if it is not working, but you can also just straight download it right here.) I have had to wait… Continue reading Fall 2021//purify, and then; collide

Music Review: Angel Bat Dawid – Transition East

Angel Bat Dawid, one of the most interesting musicians in the country right now, brings us a special bundle including the book about running a DIY venue in London which inspired the music and a broadsheet screed connecting that text to these songs and Chicago's own history of DIY spaces on the south side where… Continue reading Music Review: Angel Bat Dawid – Transition East

Music Review: Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble // “Stay Beautiful”

"We see you. We love you. Stay beautiful." Remember when Donald Trump became president of the United States? Do you recall the immediate sense of impending doom and panic? I remember going to therapy and talking about how I was so shocked and so uncertain of what to do in response, saying all I had… Continue reading Music Review: Damon Locks – Black Monument Ensemble // “Stay Beautiful”