Thoughts on Big Ears: Day Two

My experience at the second day of the Big Ears Festival was sonically diverse, to say the least. After grabbing lunch, I began the day spending an hour in an installation created by  Laurie Anderson to showcase the late Lou Reed’s interest and influence in Read More …

Walt’s Soapbox: Conquering the Big Stage, Or How I Managed to Kick Ass in Chicago and Nearly Piss My Pants in the Process Back in the Summer of 2011

Alright, the last two weeks I’ve been pretty serious in my columns, so I’m gonna lighten things up a bit. I’ve been performing as a poet for the past nine years and with it being summer, I’m right in the middle of prime gig season. Read More …