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Off-Topic Post: October Concerts

I see a lot of live music. Here are some October highlights! 

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. 10.3.18 @ Ace of Cups:


Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Lorkin O’Reilly. 10.13.18 @ Ace of Cups:

Lorkin O’Reilly

Gruff Rhys. 10.13.18 @ Ace of Cups:

Gruff Rhys

Betsy Ross. 10.23.18 @ A&R Music Bar:

Betsy Ross

Thelma and the Sleaze. 10.23.18 @ A&R Music Bar:

Thelma and the Sleaze

Thelma and the Sleaze. The Chef and I with LG (and a photobomber).

Thunderpussy. 10.23.18 @ A&R Music Bar:

Thunderpussy

The photos are pretty bad, but the music was awesome.

Music/Book: No Wave/Art on the Block

The other day, through complete happenstance, I found myself listening to/reading the perfect music/book combo. I’ve never consciously attempted to so harmoniously blend the two before, but I’ll definitely do so in the future. 

Book: Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond by Ann Fensterstock

Music:

No Wave

No Wave

Off Topic Post: Composers

I’ve been listening to a lot of music by Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, and Benjamin Britten.

Portrait of Erik Satie by Suzanne Valadon, 1893

Portrait of Erik Satie by Suzanne Valadon, 1893.

Arnold Schoenberg Seated by Richard Gerstl, circa 1905-1906. Vienna Museum.

Arnold Schoenberg Seated by Richard Gerstl, circa 1905-1906. Vienna Museum.

Publicity Photo of Benjamin Britten, 1968. Hans Wild for High Fidelity magazine.

Publicity Photo of Benjamin Britten, 1968. Hans Wild for High Fidelity magazine.

[Book Nerd Links] M Train, Blue Highways, and an Animated Virginia Woolf

I’m only sharing three links today, but they are all worthy of your time.

Music and Writing

Be warned. I’m about to ask you a common writing question, for no good reason save my curiosity.

Here it is…

Do you listen to music when you write?

18th century house concert. Unknown artist.

18th century house concert. Unknown artist.

If you answered no: Why don’t you listen to music when you write?

If you answered yes: What type of music do you prefer to write to? Do you like it low? Slow? Loud? Fast? Some of the above? None of the above? Why?

My favourite music is loud and dissonant. I definitely don’t dial it back when I write. This allows me to tune out everything but the task at hand. This has been a habit since my high school days, only now I write stories and reviews instead of homework assignments.

What does your typical playlist look, and sound, like?

Click on the link for my Spotify playlist:

Mae’s Writing Soundtrack