Category: Listening

Mark de Clive-Lowe at Nectar

This is a repost of my entry for my friends over at Rust and Rum: Mcguirk met up with me to check out Mark de Clive-Lowe at Nectar in Fremont. MdCL is not necessarily a DJ as much as a beatmaker, with a bunch of drum machines and keyboards around him on stage that he […]

Allen Ginsberg, Steve Coleman, and Focused Study

A couple of weeks ago Brittany and I went to see Howl, a recent film about Allen Ginsberg, his poem titled “Howl”, and the landmark obscenity trial that followed a public reading of it in San Francisco.  It really got me interested in Ginsberg’s work, so I’ve been reading “Collected Poems, 1947-1997”, an anthology Ginsberg […]


Speak is a 5-piece band that plays creative instrumental music drawing on a wide variety of influences.  Some of the members, like Chris Icasiano and Luke Bergman, I’ve mentioned in this blog before from their work with other groups like Bad Luck and Motorist, and I work with Aaron Otheim in Hardcoretet.  I’ve known saxophonist […]