35 years on

The discography listing on the back of the LP AGAINST THE BETRAYERS, published in 1980, includes an LP scheduled for release on the Italian HORO label early the following year. I very seldom make definitive public pronouncements in advance of a publication, but, everything was in place; including the fact that Steve and I ..read more

Recent Site Additions

After some thought, I have decided to publish my 2004 essay on Bill Dixon. (It’s website location is under “Aesthetics Addenda” on the right hand column of any page but “Home”.) Likewise, but under “Articles/Interviews”, there is an 8 part e-mail dialogue with valued friend and (long distance) colleague Stefan Kac.

As previously announced, an irregular series of concerts will commence at Studio Toile d’Angles on August 31 and September 7. The former, a spoken word evening featuring Michael Mann and George Roberts, came to be as the result of a conversation with Michael while the studio was under construction. As he is an unassuming, quiet ..read more

A bona fide member

In recent communications with the Reform Art Unit’s spiritus rector Fritz Novotny, he alerted me to his updated Wikipedia page. Accessing it (and, unfortunately, being a typical uni-lingual american, having to have it translated), I noticed that, in spite of my few collaborations with the RAU, I wasn’t included in the list of “Significant ..read more

was the title of a screenplay Twin Cities’ thespian Fred Gartner said he was going to write once he moved to Hollywood in the mid-eighties; the “man” in question being me. I met Fred in 1981 when he appeared in, and Steve Gnitka and I provided the music for IN THE LONG NIGHT, a play ..read more

YouTube presence

There are many reasons why I have avoided so-called “social media” (My Space, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). Central to this decision is my lack of an appetite to compete for attention in a consumer-based marketplace, to say nothing of my distaste for image mongering and the career hustle. (Yes, yes, I know: the very fact ..read more

“The Light Keeps The Dark Company” was not an easy birth. Bookended by a concert recording riddled with tiny unwanted artifacts (brilliantly eradicated through the painstaking efforts of Dr. Metzger)  and a warped initial pressing (acknowledged and corrected by the manufacturer),  the umbilical cord of this limited edition (100 copies) Nero’s Neptune  LP ..read more

I recently learned that, due to an oversight on my part, Jesse Petersen’s name was misspelled in the credits for SOUND CARVINGS (ONGOING CELEBRATIONS OF INSIGNIFICANCE). (His photo served as the template for the cover.) And while Jesse was not all that upset, I obviously regret the error, hence this public (so to speak, ..read more