Death, Taxes, and Data: A Memorial to the Throne

It tells two stories from my life as an artist. These stories are not about the artistic product I create but instead concern how I have been affected by the world. A world none of us asked to be born into, and that we try to look in the eye regardless. Both orbit the problems of consolidated power.

The Secret Lives of Playlists

Not all Spotify playlists are created equally. To begin understanding this, look at them closely. Literally.

No Internet, No Music: Why Musicians Need To Care About Net Neutrality

Musicians need net neutrality in order to have a fair shake in the internet economy

The List

Zachary Lipez has compiled a list of web sites to potentially send your music to. Publicize your own fucking life!

Not All Art Scales, Not All Businesses Should

So many of the sites we rely on have big money behind them and even bigger profit motives in front of them. We have to think critically about where we build our communities, what data we give to corporations, and how (not if) they plan on monetizing us.

Becoming a Believer - How Rock Music Saved My Life

I found something that not only distracted me from my anxious thoughts, but also soothed them and loosened their hold over the limited space in my brain.

A Practical Web Tutorial to Bystander Intervention and De-escalation Tactics

I believe that we have a deep responsibility to care for one another and for the people who come to see us play, and that though any kind of independent musical community is immensely fractured, some of those fractures can be healed by everyday thoughtfulness.

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