About Me

I’m Jen. I left my job in major media in mid-2016 because I was burned out – burned out on the specific job, burned out on media, burned out on the corporatocracy. Now I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do – freelance? Work for a non-profit? Try to make some money from this site? Organize against fascism? But in the meantime, I’m rejuvenating this blog. It’ll still be primarily a blog about my father’s CD collection (see here for more details). But I’m going to work in some of my interests too – iPhone photography of street art, sunsets, and other things, writing about other kinds of music, reviewing my alarmingly extensive dystopic fiction collection, and probably throwing in some political commentary too. This last because I’m from Arkansas, I went to school in Chicago, I briefly lived in Russia, and now I’m in Brooklyn, so given that background, I feel like I have something to say. I like indie music (especially Radiohead), wine, Radiohead, science fiction (especially zombie and generally dystopic books, lately), Radiohead, speak-easy-esque cocktails, Ryszard Kapuscinski, New Orleans, the blues, cats and dogs living together in harmony, and Radiohead. I believe that climate change is real and caused by humans, and I believe in human rights for all, so I guess that makes me a liberal. Follow me on Twitter. And if you’d like to reach me, leave a comment and I’ll get right back to you.

5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Your dad introduced me to the music of Leos Janacek back in the early 70’s. We were colleagues in the mathematics department at ASU at the time. I can remember being at your house one evening, sitting on the floor by the couch and listening to some music that I had never heard before (it was either a sinfonietta or a string quartet ). He began explaining the music while we listened and would have continued through the whole piece if your mother had not called us to the table for dinner. Of course what we were listening to was an LP and not a CD, but that hardly matters; it was part of his collection and he clearly loved it. I now have half a dozen or so CDs of Janacek’s music and every time I listen to one I remember you father. He was unique, and I miss him.

    Julius

    • Thanks so much for the comment! He was unique. I can totally imagine this scenario in my head. Here’s a question tho – can you remember any of his explanation? Would be curious to hear it if so!

  2. Just discovered this blog as I am looking around for references to Bach’s text paintings. Love your enthusiasm for music, your dad, and Bach (that is as much as I’ve come across yet—sounds like there’s much more!) Worthy things there! Wish I could have met your Dad. Well, and Bach too!

  3. WOW. Your blog is a find. I’m doing a presentation on Bach and so glad to get the insight on his influence on modern day life.

    Are you a musician? Great stuff here. Enjoyed your post.

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