I’m currently working on an ongoing project “Parlando – Where Music and Words Meet” which officially launched in August of 2016. Parlando will present short audio pieces, from 2 to 10 minutes in length, combining music and spoken word in various ways. You can follow this project, listen to the pieces, and read a bit more about it here on this blog.
If you’d like to listen to those audio pieces off-line, you can also subscribe to the podcast “Parlando – Where Music and Words Meet” though iTunes, or by setting your favorite podcast app to download the episodes from http://parlando.libsyn.com/rss as the URL for the podcast.
Since my teenage years I’ve spent time reading and writing poetry, and since my twenties I’ve played various instruments well enough to enjoy myself. When someone asks what I play, I used to say “Fretted string instruments,” but to be honest, for the most part it’s guitars–but I think the guitar is a universe. It’s got bass and baritone registers, and upper registers played with a capo way up the neck. And altered tunings, and 12 strings, and electric guitars with all kinds of pickups, and nylon-stringed instruments with their soft pluck. And then I go and twist things around with odd electronic effects, or a MIDI pickup.
I’m often stumped when someone asks what kind of music I like. There are folks who like only one kind of music?