Listen here | Download here written by Karen Hogg When I committed to organizing The Murder Ballad Project at the beginning of 2019, I intuitively knew that I needed a song that encapsulated my reasons for doing the project in… Read More... "Songs That Matter | Something’s Wrong"
Nothing in life is linear. If a line is the shortest distance between two points, that line is only visible in hindsight. When you’re in the weeds, only able to see five feet in front of you, the path can… Read More... "Songs That Matter | In Pursuit of Morning"
Posted by Dave Kopperman Yesenia suggested that we head over to the Nyack* street fair. Beautiful day for it, too – the storm yesterday took itself and all of its horrible heatmidity with it, leaving today beautiful and bright. Perhaps… Read More... "Vinyl at the Street Fair"
Posted by Dave Kopperman I live in a small, somewhat storied town in the lower Hudson River Valley called Tappan. Having a history isn’t much of an achievement – hang around for long enough and you’re sure to end up… Read More... "Secret Origins"
Posted by Dave Kopperman Since the first incarnation of my old blog, for years – literally – I’d been threatening to do a large, long post about the band I consider to be the best of all American rock acts,… Read More... "The Hidden Giant"
Posted by Dave Kopperman One of my lifelong passions is comic books – reading them, producing them, and trying to encourage others to experiment in this most democratic of art forms. This is an excerpt from a letter to Kalliope,… Read More... "Letter to a Young Inker"
Posted by Dave Kopperman I’m a Beatles fan, and, more to the point, I’m a Paul McCartney fan. In fact, it’s safe to say that I was very much a Beatles fan from my teens into my early twenties, but… Read More... "Liverpudlian Frog Song"
Posted by Dave Kopperman Here’s a nice song you’ve probably never heard. If you go to 1:20, you can completely ignore the pre-song blather – or start from the top and actually listen to it and marvel at how such vapid inanities… Read More... "The Lee Shore"
Posted by Dave Kopperman Just two weeks to go until New Horizons reaches Pluto, and we’ll all add volumes to our understanding of the universe, while taking great pains to ignore these miracles and keep on with gutting our science budget. I’m… Read More... "Decisive Moments"
Posted by Dave Kopperman Spent the evening doing the ‘final’ overdubs for a friend’s album that I’ve been producing – very, very slowly – over the last six years. You can see why ‘final’ is in quotes… anyone who’s ever… Read More... "The Backburner"