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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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Hogmanay

“We are born of the world and we are born of the stars.  None of our changing perspectives, religious or scientific, can change that fact.” The above is an excerpt from astrophysicist Adam Frank’s recent post on NPR’s 13.7 blog, a … Continue reading

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Paul

“I can envision stopping because it would make life so much simpler, but the reason that every time I’ve stopped, I’ve started, is because it’s a missing piece. It’s a part of my mental health. This is better therapy than … Continue reading

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Matt

” The impermanence of live performance is such a great thing. It’s burned into your memory. You try to pick out every detail of what was going on and you just can’t, which is what makes it beautiful .” The Gear … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire Part 4: Nice Niche

Paul says, “What I like about the people who come here on a semi-regular basis is the mixture: Classical, Traditional… We’ve had some Central City Opera people. We have Rogue Sound. Paul explains that the two songs Tamra Hayden had … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire Part 3: Then and Now

Matt says, “It seems like big business is doing the same thing to music as they did to food. It’s all generic and homogenized. You can go anywhere in the country and have your McDonald’s hamburger that’s just like every other McDonald’s hamburger. … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire Part 2: Technology for a Good Human Purpose

Paul, leaning back in a chair, hands clasped behind his head, says, “Our story and we’re sticking to it is: you can use technology for a good human purpose. You use the digital parts of the recording process for what … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire

I open the unmarked side door and Paul waves me in. “Have a seat.”  Paul points to the big comfortable couch on a platform behind where he and Matt sit at the console.  Tamra Hayden raises her voice in the iso … Continue reading

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