Nerd Funk. I hadn’t heard of it before I went to college but it’s pretty self-explanatory. A group of rhythmically-oriented, costumed goofballs making public service announcements about everything from their love for double dipping, to safe sex, to energy conservation, to Red Dog beer and … Continue readingAlbum Release: Hello My Name is Porky’s Groove Machine
Yesterday was my 24th birthday. I have been taking some time to reflect about some of the important things I have learned during my life so far. Here are 24 life lessons in no particular order: Good food and good company will always bring joy. … Continue reading24 things i have learned in my 24 years of life
Food is unifying. Everyone needs it to live. Everyone can enjoy it. Besides enjoying eating (which I certainly do), the next step is to understand how to cook and provide for ourselves. We start with recipes, but where do they come from? The most fundamental … Continue readingCooking Catharsis: A Pasta Recipe!
Improvisation can be an intimidating word. How can you create something from nothing? Like anything, all it takes is some practice. I recently read an article on The Bulletproof Musician blog entitled Why Improvisation Should Be Part of Every Young Musician’s Training. I couldn’t agree … Continue readingWhy All Creators Should Practice Improvisation
It is hard to accept the hate that exists in the world, but it is always important that we face crises with our eyes wide open. We must examine why hate occurs and how we can help combat it. The following is a letter written … Continue readingAn Open Letter From My Uncle: Examining Our Privilege in the Aftermath of the Christchurch Terror Attack
Is community important to you? Do you you consume art or music or any form of media? I want to hear your voice! I am still accepting audio submissions for my podcast! Visit my project page on this website for more information. I want to … Continue readingAnother Podcast Project Update!
Macrocosm. Defined by the Oxford dictionary as “the whole of a complex structure, especially the world or the universe, contrasted with a small or representative part of it.” This is how Joe Morris and DoYeon Kim define the music that they create together. On Thursday, … Continue readingConcert Review: Joe Morris and DoYeon Kim Illuminate the Boiler House Jazz Series
Is there something in your life that you have always wanted to try but haven’t had the chance too? There is still time! Starting something new is a challenge and can be intimidating, but learning can happen at any age. I was inspired today by … Continue readingAll Journeys Have to Start Somewhere
It is always an accomplishment to be the first one to do something. Usually this requires a lot of character, courage, and creativity. Asmâa Hamzaoui embodies these traits. She is the first and only woman Gnawa master in the world. She also leads the only … Continue readingArtist Spotlight: Asmâa Hamzaoui
Are you a musician who has a hard time explaining music theory to non-musicians? Are you a music student who wants to improve your music theory skills? Are you a non-musician who wants to know what your musician friend are talking about? Keep reading. Whether … Continue readingThe Building Blocks of Music for Beginners