Listening to: Lady Gaga. In a recent episode, the hosts of Switched On Pop fall down a musical rabbit hole describing the ways in which Gaga’s music depicts both the “fame” and the “monster,” (complete with aural comparisons to Phantom of the Opera) and I’m like //giphy.com/embed/95ZYXmOCd9BBK via GIPHY Drinking: Decaf cardamom lattes at Annex Coffee House and … Continue reading Things of the Week 10/05/16
Funny: The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day I Woke Up as a Debut Author: Jade Sharma Tries to be Happy About the Publication of PROBLEMS August 4, 2016 on Literary Hub Alfred Hitchcock’s, The Birds: Was awoken by a flock of sparrows battling in a tree directly outside my bedroom window. Went to the bathroom and discovered one had … Continue reading Things of the Week 8/10/16
I had the pleasure of meeting Dave Patterson, songwriter/bass guitarist for the aptly named band Peddle Steal when we were students together in the Stonecoast MFA program. He came to me when he’d heard about my third-semester project, Today’s Body, to ask me, “How’d ya do it?”
He told me he was toying with writing some lyrics for his third semester project and I gave him a few pointers on how to survive the semester without going crazy.
Six months later I saw Dave again, and the first words out of his mouth were, “I produced an album.” His little lyrics idea had expanded into a recording project: the album How We Hunger.