Category Archives: Resisting Definition

The Jazz Community is Bigger Than You Think

Reiterating Patrick Jarenwattananon’s thoughts on the diversity and vitality of the jazz community Continue reading

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2009: My Year in Jazz

Reflecting on my past year in the jazz community. Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Blog — I’m back!

Triumphantly proclaiming my return to the land of the jazz blogs. Continue reading

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A Lubricious Hiatus

Lubricity is on hiatus … Continue reading

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A Grand Experiment for the Jazz Internet

Getting the word out about the new section at Lubricity: asking you, “What is Jazz?” Continue reading

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Please Don’t Call Me A Jazz Nerd

My thoughts on the recent discussion about jazz being caricatured as the domain of loser-dorks Continue reading

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A Word That Makes Me Cringe

My rant against the word “jazzer” Continue reading

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My Jazz Times Confession

Is Jazz Times that big of a deal? Continue reading

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Beyond the Starving Artist

Struggling with the issue of art and money. Continue reading

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Moldy Figs and the Personal Essay

I just read a wonderful post by Cristina Nehring at Truthdig (via Koreanish) decrying the state of the modern American essay.  As a writer, I’ve always been particularly interested in personal essays, sometimes to a fault. (That academic paper I … Continue reading

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