Tag Archives: Gusty

This little blog is growing up…

I’m completely unqualified to write a book about music. I’m not letting that stop me. I’m just being honest. I don’t play an instrument. I have only the most rudimentary understanding of how the essence of music theory translates to … Continue reading

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Punch In

Anyone who believes that recording is an antiseptic mechanical process has never been inside a studio like Mohr Fire. This weekend, Donald, Josh, and Mike,  the gamboling drummers of Celtic Legacy (Kiltic), got mic’d up and sticks down with piper Ben Holmes and … Continue reading

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Nice Niche Part 2: Exquisite Privilege

As a teacher, I feel like I’m a contestant on  the Race To Mediocrity, a reality show where out-of-context assessment has become a reward challenge and failing to follow the go-along-to-get-along mandate might get me voted off the island. Until that … Continue reading

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Nice Niche Part 1: The Sweetest Sound

Our dominant culture defines privilege by money and stuff. That we recognize the fundamental wonkiness of this belief system, does not keep us from conforming to it. Yet, direct opposition feeds validity to our foe. Better we transcend the arbitrary barrier, … Continue reading

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Hamilton

It’s a long way to the top if you want your rock’n roll…and who wants to drive through Missoula anyway? Skalkaho Pass probably didn’t save us any time, but it shaved a hundred backtracking miles off the last leg to … Continue reading

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Byrd

“Some things are just right, and if you try to do that type of thing, it’s gonna be easier because it was right to start with.” It’s a postcard perfect  summer day: the sun is warm but not blistering, the … Continue reading

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Rhythms

Every Angus Mohr show is a different narrative of songs zipped together, dropped, or rearranged… Continue reading

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