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a crack in your ear through which sound surreptitiously slips, or an illicit substance which gives your ears immense pleasure while enslaving them to a crippling addiction

Saturday, November 18, 2006


I'm going to make a confession, and this is not going to be pretty, folks. I went through a phase in college when I was a real snob about music. Basically, I thought anything that was really accessible was too easy to write, and therefore bad. I was wrong. And I'm so relieved that I was wrong, because I was missing out on some pretty amazing music.

John Corigliano is a composer who I missed out on during that time. Now I realize how great he really is. He's even won a Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar, which ought to count for something. About a year ago, I met with him to talk about one of his major influences (and a composer who I always loved, even when I was in college): Aaron Copeland. The piece I produced from the interview is airing on Studio 360 this weekend.

You can hear it by clicking on this sentence.

Also this week, our third ever Fair Game episode aired.
You can hear it by clicking on this sentence.
This being a new show, I'd be really interested in any feedback you have...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

(bad kitten + toilet paper) X radio show = no life

Wow it's been a while since I posted anything here. But I have a good excuse because I've been crazy busy. The new radio show (Fair Game) is eating up all of my life time these days, our second episode ever just aired this week.

You can hear it by clicking on this sentence.

Highlights include:

- our host Faith saying funny stuff (she's so smart)
- new music from The Cardigans performed live in studio!
- a piece I produced with Gideon Evans about a new TV show he's creating that promises to be a HUGE hit
- our new theme music - composed by ME!

We have a temporary website right now if you want to learn more about the show. It can be found here.

In other news, I was at the Third Coast Festival a few weeks back. I even have a picture to prove it:

(photo by John Barth)

I gave a talk at the festival about sound design. You can hear it by clicking on this sentence.

Oh yeah, and I have a new roommate. Her name is Lint.