Monthly Archives: March 2011

Michael Zapruder’s Pink Thunder

I didn’t know it when I applied for the grant for Songs about Books, but there is something in the air right now around the intersection of music and literature. We’ve got Songs about Books, of course; but then after … Continue reading

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Improvised Music: BYOBlindfold Tonight at Chapel Performance Space

Free improvisation is inflection. Not purely about the notes (words), but how you say (play) them. A conversation between players, rather than a scripted interpretation. Minds bouncing ideas off of each other. The topic may be set, but the debate … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Chiptune prominence

What do the BBC and Ball of Wax have in common? Believe it or not, Chiptune. The US & Canada News section at the BBC took time to explain the method of music production ahead of this years SXSW Music … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 24 shaping up nicely.

I just wanted to check in, as the submission deadline for Ball of Wax Volume 24 approaches, to mention that I’m already pretty excited about how it’s coming together. I’ve got some great new music from people I’d never heard … Continue reading

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Back in MY Day: Quantity

Bah! I hate all this quantity! Quantity and quality! In recorded music that is. Used to be, you grew up with 4 CDs at home and one of them was Harry Connick Jr. 2 were collections of Irish folk songs … Continue reading

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Where I’ll Be Tonight (Plus More Free Music!): Cooper McBean and the Vested Interests

The Devil Makes Three is a very popular band, and for that reason only you probably won’t find me writing about them much in this space (although they are popular despite the fact that they get little to no press … Continue reading

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Free Album of the Day: Galapaghost – Runnin’ EP

I recently received a very nice e-mail from a fellow named Casey Chandler, who makes music under the moniker Galapaghost. Not only does he have a great band name, but I’m enjoying his music quite a bit as well. There’s … Continue reading

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Slow Skate: “Aurora”

Speaking of impending albums by Ball of Wax favorites, and music by Blog of Wax contributors, and videos shot on film involving car rides . . . wait, where were we? Sorry. Here we go: Our own Caitlin Sherman‘s Slow … Continue reading

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Kelli (Corrado)’s Starlight Wishes Gearing Up for Album Release

Kelli’s Starlight Wishes (heard on Ball of Wax Volume 20), the current project of the very talented Kelli Frances Corrado (heard on Volume 15), formerly of Arkade (heard on Volume 2 and seen on Volume 7), have some exciting news! … Continue reading

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Free Album(s) of the Day: Virgin of the Birds

Oh yes, the conflict of interest train just keeps on rollin’, I tell you. Jon Rooney, one of this very blog’s very writers, also happens to be a very talented and prolific songwriter in his own right. Scratch that, there’s … Continue reading

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