On a humid summer evening in mid-July in New York City, singer, songwriter, musician and dreamer, Erin Lindsay Dragan, chats with me about the city from which she came, (a city legendary for its steel and its indomitable football team), the city she presently calls home and her current
My Master’s Thesis was on the topic of Entrepreneurial Mothers; in which I suggested that our entire economy would have to shift and change to accommodate the rising percentage of single parent households, primarily headed by females. (Or in Grad School terms; I proposed a paradigmatic shift ala, Thomas Kuhn).
Rich O’Toole showed great promise on his first studio albums. It was a classic case of a young, talented independent artist taking the first steps on a lifelong journey; figuring out where he’s going and how to get there and not having really been anywhere yet. Jaded, is where the country singer grows up. He’s mature, self-assured and fearless and it shows in his latest album. It is a confident, intelligent, brazen statement
When Br1ght Pr1mate flashed across my computer screen, urging me to click on through to the other side, I found myself intrigued. Their ‘genre’ of music, is called Chiptune. I thought of Chippendales, those beefcakes that brightened up many a ‘girls nights out’ from my flirty thirty era. Then I thought of Alvin& The Chipmunks from my parenting years, and then back to
Once upon a time in the world of music; we were forced to choose sides. You pledged allegiance to pop or dedicated yourself to rock. You either listened to vinyl records or MP3’s. And your music fell into distinct categories.
All is not lost. Summer is fast slipping away, and with it goes the ‘over the top’ ‘blockbuster’ music; that music inspired by ‘bigger is better’ and ‘technology reigns supreme’. That’s not to say I didn’t like the summer offerings, but, fall ushers in a new sound; one in which the excitement becomes human rather than show; much like a fine Pinot Noir, with its understated elegance, as opposed to a Shiraz which beats you over the head, to announce