Author: Liam Sweeny

Well, it is that time again… time to present to you, loyal readers, the fruit of our month’s labors. And so without further hesitation, we give to you the December 2019 Xperience Digital Edition. Simply click the cover. It’s in PDF format, and it’s a little big, because we filled it with love.

The modern world, in many ways, is a created thing. Not getting religious or philosophical, just saying that every graphic, every jingle, every eight-thirty a.m. pre-work cranker was created. Yes, yes, your favorite band, but more than that; the world as we know it is propped up by names that appear in the liner notes […]

We don’t consider every painted thing art. Some of it, we call “decoration.” We don’t call every formed thing “sculpture” either; for some of it, we look at it and we designate it as “craft” So what truly is the difference between the art and the craft? Between the thing that looks pretty, and the […]

In a music scene, friendship is a fact that’s tough to dispute. We’re all keepers of a tradition that has the initiation fee of practice, wages of disinterest and rejection, and a camaraderie that finds its joy on shared bills and in the backs of music stores. And while we sling ink and not an […]

When we talk about music, we talk about genres, and grooves, and what story it tells, and what feeling it imparts. It’s as if we can somehow separate it from the people that perform it. That’s a relatively new way of thinking about it, as new as phonographs, anyway. For most of human existence, the […]

Art is the currency of meaning. The great thing about such a currency is that you don’t need to hoard it, because just one work can grow in meaning, or change meaning over time, and all you have to do is listen, or take a look in that special frame of mind. It is dug […]

There’s a quality to a band, an unspoken quality that tells you you’re listening to music and not windchimes coincidentally keeping time to a busted trash can lid flapping in the wind. Yes, it’s unspoken… but I pay for ink by the barrel, so let me try. It’s solidity. The whole of a song can’t […]

Performing is a power. When you have an instrument that you know how to wield, or a voice you know how to elicit a sweet tone from, you’re a superhero. You may be a mutant of natural talent, or an equipped super-soldier, but you don’t go to the bars or the clubs or the dance […]

Unless you’ve spent the 21st century with your head planted firmly in quicksand, you’ve noticed that nerddom, or geekdom, or fandom is hot now. Which goes to figure, since back in your youth (should you be as old as I,) they were the masters of the computers that are now the masters of our social […]

We love getting our monthly publication out there, and each month, we list all of the places where you can pick it up. We also provide a link to the digital edition. But, of course, we figure you may want a way to get all of the past digital editions. We aim to please. Below […]


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