Monday, September 6, 2010

Review: Sufjan Stevens Ep

So according to, there's a new Sufjan Stevens EP, "All the Delighted People" coming out. I did a listen through, its free to stream through pitchfork, and it's alright. The "What Gabriel Says" is decent, "The owl and the Tangent" is listenible, interesting. I'm on the title track "All Delighted People " Right now, I'll edit this is post if the 11 track EP takes a drastic turn for the better.

Friday, July 30, 2010

On the Road to SC

So i'm on el road to South Carolina for a few days. I'm leaving the guitar lessons and dixieland band behind.The picture of the state is attriubated to, which also informed me that

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) notes that heroin, once limited to South Carolina’s larger cities, is increasingly become an “experimental” drug at youth parties, one more threat for parents to worry about.
Accordin to polls as of 2006, 29.4% of rehabees are in for alcohol, 11.1% coke and 18% for ghanja (which is medically proven unaddictive?).

So i guess that's what i'm getting into, im sure there's lots of other stuff in the state too, but when the first google image you get of the state comes from a rehab site, you can't expect too much but quiters.

I told ya so; middle class

Back in action. Let's go over something. Its hard to blog cause sometimes you got nothing to say, but ya know that's not really a bad thing. Compare it to soloing, often your taught to be silent sometimes. To much playing clutters stuff, it makes everything seem less important.

That being said, i used to do a lot of clutter, but something caught my eye that i cluttered about, the middle class. Something as small as gas prices being raised adds testament to the death of the middle class. Example, suburbs are filled with middle class who work in cities and are forced to commute, higher prices mean it costs more for them to drive in. like and here are some stats to go with that.

But when i was on my soap box about this, i didn't get much attention, i suppose it makes sense that numbers are the only things that add credibility, but its a hard fact to face when your a writer and only deal with words

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


So i havn't been areound in a while, jsut wanted to say hello again. I will be re-rocking this blog and will be re-updating it much more often. To get it going her's a song i heard on the radio yesterday, i thought it was buy some contemporary chick, but it's still catchy.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"That only which we have within, can we see without. If we meet no gods, it is because we harbor none."

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

If you spell Ithaca backwards

Review from the travels, 3/5/10
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good break; I was stuck in Albany teaching until Wednesday, then to Syracuse, followed by Ithaca, a return to the Cuse, then to Vermont (where I am currently, writing from a wi-fi connected bar. )Whew! It ‘s been a long two weeks of travel, and we have a few things on the agenda to talk about. First, Ithaca. I trekked out that way Thursday night for \ and  Morton’s Sophomore Recital. It was a joint cello and double bass show respectively, with Morton’s jazz trio filling up the middle. Jordan is a little tiny red head who whaled out J.S. Bach’s ten minute Suite No1 in G major BWV 1007, leaving the audience straight up baffled. Upright bass has a great sound live, soo much ambience. \ also played a similar Bach piece (Suite No. 2 in D minor) which was equally (but a little less) stellar as Morton. The rest of the performance was classically based and segued into the Ithaca Orchestra’s dress rehearsal, which I saw the next day in a huge auditorium with sounds everywhere. 
However, it was weird being in a school founded in music. Unlike the eclectic atmosphere at St Rose, all the heads I met at the place were creative, but very liner, highlighting the classical and formulaic undertones present in performance based majors. The orchestra played Stravinsky’s Firebird Suit and I got chills. But enough of this Ithaca jazz. Last Friday, Saint Joe’s Auditorium hosted the Saint Rose Music Awards. The show was spectacular, however, due to an Adventure Club Ski trip that I rocked out at (bruised lungs and a concussion due to an epic backflip fail) we’ll discuss the winners and losers, heroes and villains of the SMAs next week.  Until then, what do you get if you spell Ithaca backwards?...acahti!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Verse Void

Style fits when it deserves,
And shouldn’t be confused
To preserve.

I’ll write as a kingfisher
Or a Valkyrie
Or a god.

But only to reflect
the self
Rather than
Prefabricate what
I’m not

originally posted/inspired in repose to a friend of mine's recent introductory post in the Times Union