It's been quiet around here for a while. And here's why: for the last year I've been learning how to make Song Exploder. In fact, last week marked the one year anniversary of
thoughts about the politics and craft of making sounds.
Happy New Year, everyone, and thanks so much for subscribing. This newsletter is one of the things that has been fun to work on this year, and I'm excited to share more writing
On Saturday, I heard a celebration. It was around 11am, and I was throwing some recording equipment into my car before an interview I was scheduled to record in Milwaukee. Earlier that morning,
Moe Asch wanted to record everything. So when he started Folkways Records in 1949, he didn't act like a major label record executive—he acted like an archivist. He didn't charge musicians to
On September 26 and October 3, poll workers spread out across parks and green spaces in the city of Madison, Wisconsin, to collect absentee ballots. The event was called Democracy in the Park,