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Feedback is Fun When It’s Not From Your Amp

Did I catch you with the David Bowie image? Dance, magic, dance! I really love interviewing people, artists especially. That being said, I reached my end point for the recent project, and don’t… Continue reading

Getting Through 2013 With Music & Writing

I’m not superstitious, but 2013…really? New Year’s Day 2013 had me trying to be optimistic. After all, I am fortunate. I have a home, wonderful family and friends, and had the opportunity to… Continue reading

Scoring Requiem, Black Swan, and Moon: An Interview With Clint Mansell (Part 2)

My goal to interview a favorite film composer was met last month with part one of my interview with acclaimed composer and musician Clint Mansell, known for his haunting and innovative themes for… Continue reading

The Dream Is Over (But The Song Still Carries)

Today is the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. It also reminds me of something I was reminded of yesterday: the simple notion that a song can latch on to a memory and change… Continue reading

2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Music Enthusiasts and Audio Nerds

I hope you know I say the above with love and joy. It’s true, because I’m a music enthusiast and audio nerd, and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that! You may know that… Continue reading

The Current State of Film Score: An Interview With Clint Mansell (Part 1)

Most blog projects start with a specific path in mind, along with an end goal. When I changed the focus of my blog, the mission was this: interview one of my favorite film… Continue reading

Vanity Fare. (re-blogged from Mollytopia)

Vanity Fare. I’m sharing the above because it is so very on the nose to some of the Blast Bombshell posts I wrote this summer.

Blog Mission Accomplished (And Not Giving Up)

If any of you have followed this blog from the beginning (Hello? Is there anybody out there?), you will know that I started this blog as a way to continue writing about and… Continue reading

Women’s Magazines and Female Journos

Why is this still an issue? A big kerfuffle occurred over the summer, regarding women’s magazines and female journalists. I was asked to write about the rise of the female journo, but I… Continue reading

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Thankful for Options

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of reflection, and a time to be thankful. If, years ago, Thanksgiving would be a time to ditch dinner and family for shopping sprees and working… Continue reading

Not Caring Is Certainly The Most Creepy

I ran down the stairs to the subway to see that a train had just pulled in. My monthly pass is having trouble, and now I’m worried that the train is going to… Continue reading

Dracula and Ninja Turtles: What Is Temp Score?

What is temp score? I was not aware. But I have been obsessed with film score for a long time. Someone once told me that the success of sound design or film score… Continue reading

A Resolution for the Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe, the Electric Lady herself, graced Boston with her presence just a little over a week ago. And Boston graced her with quite an honor. I wish I had taken a moment… Continue reading

Natalie Portman, Blinded By Science

A recent article for Blast Bombshell: Natalie Portman, Marvel, and STEM. STEM? That’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Image: Elle UK, KAIZFENG

An Audition Story

One of the websites I write for is CollegeXpress, which focuses on helping to answer all of those college and pre-college questions. Undergrad, work/study, essays, graduate work…it’s all there. I recently worked on… Continue reading