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Darth Vader Didn’t Get His Ketchup

The darkest of dark fathers is sitting alone in the diner. And, just my luck, he is sitting at my table. I meander over, tray shaking, to bring him his meal. Hamburger. French… Continue reading

My Reasoning: 2014 in Music

Allow me to explain myself! Am I allowed to say that I’m proud to have voted in this year’s Pazz & Jop poll for the Village Voice? I am. Fine. I know that… Continue reading

Taylor Swift, You Used to Really Annoy Me

I mean…really annoy me. Skipped any song of hers, dismissed her performances, rolled my eyes at her magazine covers…the whole kit and kaboodle. And yet she surprised me this year. In fact, I… Continue reading

2015: What’s My Blog Got To Do With It?

Did my post’s title get that Tina Turner song stuck in your head? No, well, there’ll be other chances. I am not going to use this post to share any resolutions for the new… Continue reading

Question & Artist With Mathew Tucciarone. How Do I Become a Music Photographer?

A request came into Question & Artist a short while ago: how does one become a photojournalist? So, I decided to parse these interviews out into different types of photo careers, starting with… Continue reading

How Do I Book Shows If I’m Under 21?

Hi, arts friends! I still have upcoming posts plans for photojournalism (musician photography, fashion photography, and news), but in the meantime I received this query for Question & Artist. This question comes from… Continue reading

I Want Epic Classical Music

Ok, music friends, music supervisors, and whoever else is welcome to this conversation. Here is a question I’ve heard multiple times. It goes something like this: I’m looking for music that is epic, like… Continue reading

Reader Submission: What are some of the fundamentals of singing and producing tone with one’s voice…?

While the Question & Artist page is directed at an informational interview style post with a professional in the field of your choosing (art design, curators, choreographers, music supervisors, educators, voice actors, press,… Continue reading

But How Does One Become A Concert Photographer?

For the words of the prophets were written on the studio wall…concert hall! An upcoming series of posts for Question & Artist will be centered around some photojournalism career queries. Hooray! I’ll be… Continue reading

Question & Artist With Aaron Blaise

I am excited to say that Aaron Blaise was kind enough to answer questions for this first entry in the Question & Artist series. You may recognize his work from Pocahontas, Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Rescuers Down Under!

Arts Matter Day 2014, A Group Effort

Arts matter more than my ego. Why do I say that? Because, sure, this isn’t the best cutting I’ve ever done on a video. No L cuts, noise reduction, color correction. I’m pretty… Continue reading

Arts Matter in Massachusetts

You may have noticed a Tweet I sent out this morning for the MassCreative #ArtsMatter campaign. If you didn’t, you are so very lucky. I’ve pasted it real fancy style here: Before I’d… Continue reading

Why Informational Interviews Are Awesome

Sometimes you want an interview at your dream job. Get your foot in the door! But what if they’re not hiring at the moment, or you don’t yet have the appropriate credentials? Informational… Continue reading

Don’t Tell Women That This Doesn’t Actually Happen

Do you ever see something that prompts an idea for writing, then it fades…then you see something else along the same lines and you think, well, I guess I have to write something now! Well,… Continue reading

Your Music, Your Day Job, and Middle Ground

Here’s the thing. I really like my job. Though I was laid off from a music production job years ago, I do feel lucky that the majority of my post college work has… Continue reading