Yearly Archives: 2017

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50 Years of The Inflated Tear

By |2017-11-28T02:56:15+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

One of the deepest and brightest Woodwind Wizards of the 20th century recorded his seminal album, The Inflated Tear, for Atlantic Records 50 years ago today in New York City.  It includes his elegy for himself "Black and Crazy Blues" and his rendition of "Creole Love Call" as a soulful heartfelt tribute to Duke [...]

Holy Flute v. Holy Diver: an Iconographical Tribute

By |2018-01-04T01:55:20+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|

At the great risk of angering testosterone-riddled (or, deprived?) metal fans everywhere and for all time, I decided to make the bold choice of titling--and deriving the artwork for--my "heavy metal bamboo album" directly after one of the iconic power-metal albums from the early 80's, Dio's Holy Diver.  This was the zenith of this brand of "power [...]

Musiconomics in the 21st Century

By |2017-12-14T02:23:02+00:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

A dark but brief overview, a solution born of grace, and a need for donations/philanthropy. (This began as a simple update to my Contact/Donations page for the new website--going LIVE on 10/1!!--but clearly I have some things on, or in, my mind...) Lodged at the shadowy intersection of The Arts, Entertainment, Education and "Other," the current [...]

The Mental Twist Against Life in Music

By |2019-01-16T22:15:52+00:00February 17th, 2017|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

Outside the mainstream and rejected by the avant-garde.  My own experience is music as a force of nature, not only as a figment of a corrupt human psyche. Because I come up with unusual project concepts and deeply embrace rare instruments and topics, most of the music I have created or helped to create over the [...]