Blink your eyes, and a new social media platform pops up. And with it, a new set of questions for the professional musician, and a new set of variables to complicate an already treacherous territory of the music business.
In the debut episode of the MFM SPEAKS OUT podcast series, host Dawoud Kringle interviews saxophonist, composer, music educator, and music rights activist David Liebman. The topics discussed include jazz history, the process of music education, changes in the music profession, and the history and development of musician’s rights activism. Liebman brings a perspective on the music business and music activism that focuses on the issues relevant to the modern musician. The two songs are courtesy of David Liebman: Journey Around the Truth with Andy Emler, and Round Midnight with Richard Beirach. Liebman is a member of MFM’s advisory committee.
The Fine Line Between Genius and Madness: High Functioning Bipolar Syndrome and the Arts
By Dawoud Kringle
(AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to diagnose or cure any illness or condition. The author invites the reader to further research. If you suspect yourself to suffer in any way described herein, you are urged to seek professional help.)
CD Review by Dawoud Kringle
What happens when Sal Cataldi (a New York City / Woodstock / Hudson Valley based multi-instrumentalist who’s known as Spaghetti Eastern Music; and member of MFM) joins forces with Mark Muro (Alaskan actor, poet & playwright)? The result is Vapor Vespers.