March 2018 ~ Born Under Punches

“This song exposes the asymmetry behind male grievance. It's about the way that the practical realities of living in certain bodies decimates the hypothetical framework of false equivalences. In short, there are real differences between negative feelings towards different groups, based on how likely those negative feelings are to contribute to the physical harm, or death, of their targets. And you thought you were listening to a jaunty indie rock song.” 

Featuring: Angélique Kidjo, Wu Man, Clara Rockmore, Pussy Riot, and more.

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February 2015: Fluent in Folkistani

"It was at that show, watching Courtney Barnett on stage, with her left-handed Strat and her guitar-drums-bass trio, that I first had the strange idea that she reminded me of Kurt Cobain. It's a thought that surprised me, and didn't make a whole lot of sense at first."

Featuring: DJ Raff, Pops Staples. Leadbelly, Ghostface Killah, and more

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October 2013: Lindblom High Music Appreciation

Last week I had the privilege of visiting my friend Johnny Suh's music appreciation class at Linblom High School and playing some music for them. The opportunity to blather on about music for 45 minutes to a group of people who have to listen and can't leave the room is a dream come true for me. 

Featuring: Tanya Morgan, U2, Linda Thompson, Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest, and more. 

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