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Smile and Dance: 2014; A Year of Musical Images Pt. 1

Smile and Dance: 2014; A Year of Musical Images Pt. 1

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche “If music be the food of love, play on,Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,The appetite may sicken, and so die.” ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night     In many ways, I’ve lived a charmed life in the last year. In terms of music, I’ve have seen literally hundreds ofContinue Reading Smile and Dance: 2014; A Year of Musical Images Pt. 1

Schwartz’s Point

Schwartz’s Point

I recently wrote and illustrated a feature for Cincinnati’s alternative newspaper, CityBeat,  about a jazz club in Cincinnati called Schwartz’s Point. You can see the piece  here. Below is an excerpt and additional photos of the club which didn’t run with the story. If you’re in Cincinnati, or get a chance to visit- be sureContinue Reading Schwartz’s Point

Summer

Summer

  Summer can, of course, be boiled down to simple facts; distilled to a scientific certainty. For instance: In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the summer season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest north (on June 20th or 21st). This dayContinue Reading Summer

Bunbury

Bunbury

A lot of people talk big. Few people follow through, fewer still make their dreams come true. Almost twenty years ago, a couple of friends started Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati. The festival was conceived in a beer tent on St Patricks day- and funded for the first couple years on personal credit cards. In timeContinue Reading Bunbury