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The Outrider Podcast: Episode 2: Gavin Pate

September 29, 2013 by

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I know it hasn’t been a month yet. I’m early. I’ve got a few episodes in the can, and realized it wasn’t fair to make my guests wait months to have their episode released. So, with more conversations scheduled and and more invitations being sent, I’ve decided to release an episode every two weeks. I’ll […]

How to Play Free Jazz

September 24, 2013 by

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First of all, free jazz isn’t free, and it isn’t jazz. Also, I can’t teach you how to play it. What I can do is offer some reflection on my own developing practice as a way to encourage you to think about yours. I don’t know who first used the phrase “free jazz” to describe […]

The Outrider Podcast: Episode #1 Jenn Zukowski Boughn

September 18, 2013 by

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Well, here it is: the first episode of The Outrider Podcast where I talk with poet, writer, performer, and teacher Jenn Zukowski Boughn. Jenn has had poems published in several journals, and has written a book on stage combat from Allworth Press. It’s a wide ranging, kind of rambling conversation, but as we establish early […]

The Battle Begins

September 15, 2013 by

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It feels like it happened a million years ago, but it’s been a few years since my Mother told me her sad news on July 12, 2011. It was a Thursday evening when she called me from her cellphone while I was on my way home from work. When I heard the news, I broke […]

Capital Romanticism

September 13, 2013 by

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At the end of high school I did two years as a Starbucks barista.  I was trained-in by a gal named Mori who rode a red Kawasaki Ninja, had a blonde pixie cut, and a tattoo of a dagger impaling a plump red heart on her forearm. She was ninety pounds of don’t-fuck-with-me. My first […]

Little Billboards #21–30

September 13, 2013 by

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Little Billboards #21-30 New posts coming this weekend. Thanks for reading!