Everybody’s hurting. In music, jazz musicians are really hurting because for the most part they make their money with live gigs and teaching, so yeah no work (and that work is wage-based, you do the work then you get paid, we’re a long way from when Duke Ellington could keep a band on salary and …
The Metropolitan Opera is not coming back.
I try to avoid these these as much as possible—less than a half dozen in 12(!!) years of blogging—for all the obvious reasons, but I’m asking for your help right now, for all the obvious reasons. And not just that my birthday falls this month. Yay?
On May 1, Bandcamp is once again waiving their fees, so if you buy something 100% of the money goes to the artist (they’ll also be doing this at the beginning of June and July, if you want to gird your wallet). Pi Recordings has started to issue a series called This is Now: Love …
Let me take a deep breath, reign in my anger, and hip you to a citywide performance that we all can take part in.
Got any coin stuffed away in a digital mattress someplace? Asking for a friend… Seriously, I am asking, because this is 10 of my April fundraiser, and baby I’m still out here raising. I’m a maker and a taker, and if you can skim anything off the top, it all helps. If I’ve ever helped …
Oozing Wound, High Anxiety, on Thrill Jockey
Phong Bui, the Brooklyn Rail staff, and my peers have been running a daily New Social Environment for the past several weeks.