Stage Manager: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

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This weekend wraps up the 5 week run of “Accidental Death of a Black Motorist”, the timely, tongue-in-cheek play by the Conspirators. Working on this show is one of the most interesting and challenging things I’ve done as a Live Technician; live greenscreen video feed, multiple back-to-back sound cues, and bypassing missed cues are just […]

Synthwave Sunday: Kristine

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If you’re a fan of the 80’s, you can’t miss this album. A soft synth sound, with smart and beautiful female vocals. Modern love is a great first track, Summer Long Gone is great for this time of year as we move into fall, and The Deepest Blue has that common minor triad arpeggiated walkdown […]

New Music Friday!

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Pop: The new Death Cab for Cutie EP “The Blue EP” is solid! I absolutely adore “To The Ground” – the first song on the EP. Ben Gibbard’s style these past few years is highly evolved! The last song, shown here, “Blue Bloods”, made it’s way on to our Accidental Death of a Black Motorist […]

Synthwave Saturday! Chiptune edition

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The past five years or so, I’ve been listening to a lot of synthwave. There’s an entire ‘retro wave’ movement of new music which is stylistically 1980s, with hundreds of artists. For some reason, I had a dream that I was listening to Anamanaguchi last night… so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s […]


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One of the largest music fests in the world, right here in Chicago. I wasn’t able to go, but the YouTube live streams are fantastic quality — all of the awesomeness, none of the hassle. I watched a bit last night (Janelle Monae), caught a replay of Death Cab for Cutie this morning, and going […]