Blogs

Get Into the Groove

There’s no reason a so-called serious composer should feel the urge to pooh-pooh something just because it has a steady beat.

Worn Out

Music is a very central part of the clothing store experience, but maybe there could be better music for such an environment than the music most clothing stores choose.

The Ballad of the AARP Composer

One of the things I’m looking forward to most about getting older
(actually, one of the only things I’m looking forward to) is the right
to be as intellectually and creatively lazy as possible.

Why I Don’t Use an iPod

While initially my wife and I were extremely excited about an iPod (after all, our society instills in us the desire for the latest technological innovation), the charm wore off as soon as we talked about what music we would put on it.

Joining the Pod People

There’s nothing more revealing than borrowing colleagues’ MP3 players; it can be a revelatory window into their psyches, not only for what they listen to, but how they listen and organize.