Category Archives: Meta

I’ve Been Had!

In hindsight, I should have known there was something fishy about this whole “Damien Fairchild” story. The songs – however sweet and innocent and charming – were just a bit too good, too sharp and well-produced, to be the product … Continue reading

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Welcome Bart Cameron to the Blog of Wax Fold

Our newest contributor, Bart Cameron, is not only the leader of an international musical phenomenon (the Icelandic/Seattleite Foghorns – heard on Ball of Wax volumes 15 and 19), he’s also an actual, published journalist and writer. This alone should disqualify … Continue reading

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Colin J. Nelson: Man about Town

I’m privileged to once again introduce a brand new contributor to this here Blog of Wax: Mr. Colin J. Nelson. Colin is a relative newcomer to the Ball of Wax world (see volume 20), and someone I’m very pleased to … Continue reading

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New Contributor: Phil Heron on the Glocal Beat

Some time in early 2007 or late 2006 (can it really have been that long ago? yikes), I met a pair of energetic young Brits who were traveling around the country (and, in fact, the world) embedding themselves in and … Continue reading

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Bad at Listening: Introduction

Good people are good: you give them a CD (or vinyl record, or download card, or a myspace link, carrier pigeon, whatever), and they listen to it almost instantly, and then tell you what they thought of it. Bad people … Continue reading

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Introduction

Well gosh. So far this has been a year of people asking me to do stuff that is awesome. At some point I’m going to have to say “no.” But right now, I’m just saying yes. To everything. So I … Continue reading

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Introducing Our Contributors

As mentioned in my first post, I’m joined in this brand new blog endeavor by some friends who are interested in helping to highlight music and community in Seattle, the Northwest, and the world. So far they’re all musicians in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Blog of Wax

Welcome to the brand new Ball of Wax Blog (or Blog of Wax). I started Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly over five years ago with the idea of shedding light on and creating a document of some of the wonderful … Continue reading

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