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Happy Dependence Day, Scotland

My social media lately has been flooded with people supporting “Scottish freedom” and “Scottish independence” while proving little to no knowledge of the subject. The final straw came in the form of this… Continue reading

The Grind

The artist lounge at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse is anything but impressive. The former projector space overlooking the one-room theater resembles a disused storage space. An old fridge sits awkwardly in the… Continue reading

The Grateful Dead: the greatest brand ever

Last weekend I took part in the Music Industry Conference in Syracuse. The two-day conference included panels, guest speakers and a series of great performances. I sat through lecture after lecture about how… Continue reading

It’s the end of R.E.M. as we know it, and I feel fine

R.E.M. called it quits after 31 years together yesterday. And if it wasn’t for Twitter, no one would care. The band’s break-up falls into a new category of news created by social media:… Continue reading

219 Takeover Fizzles

Last Saturday, RojiMusic and Montage Tea Lounge tried to do something cool in Syracuse. They rented a stage, booked some bands, and threw a 6-hour music festival in the parking lot of The… Continue reading