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Music is hard to kill. No; it’s impossible to kill. As long as a person can slap their thigh in any time signature, any beat, there’s music, and the potential for more. Music, all art really, is special in that it is the companion of history – it tells the story history can’t. Matthew Pryce […]

Hailing from the sticks and from Upstate New York comes a rapper with a country element. You may know him from the group BoonDock Kingz but Kuntry Stong (Bryan Delurey) also rides solo once in a while. Today I had the chance to speak to the man himself. Ladies and gents may I introduce Kuntry […]

Necessity is the mother of invention. So they say. But maybe invention was birthed in a commune of causes; maybe it has many mothers. Is the invention of a sweet ass groove, a need fulfilled, or a desire expressed? Whatever causes us to create new from old, or better yet new from nothing, the people […]

I loved my work at The Free School. I started reading books by alternative education pioneers like John Holt, Ron Miller and A. S. Neill, the founder of the Summerhill School in England. I went to conferences on Alternative education and engaged in fascinating discussions about all of the different models. I learned how to […]

The summer of 1983 ended too soon for us, but we were becoming well-established in this new home. I had enrolled Jessie in The Free School and, with the start of the school year, I was invited to spend as much time as I liked volunteering there with Justin in tow. Although, I had done […]

In 1983, we were excited about our new band. We called ourselves “Cosmo Rock” at that time. Although I had played in various music groups in my teens, this was the first time I had my own band. We had no idea how to run a band, but we made a good team. Paul was […]

Finally, in 1983, Paul and I had enough money to get an inexpensive apartment in the South End of Albany. It was on Green Street, in “The Pastures” area. The city had just finished putting up a new development with two- and three-story buildings made to look like brownstones for “section 8” housing. We were […]

Although we had anticipated a rough adjustment, it turned out to be rougher than we’d hoped. It was the end of the school year, and I had made sure that Jessie and Justin were both learning along the way. They had, in fact, learned some things that most adults haven’t yet learned about navigating your […]

Many of us local musicians and fans as well, felt as if a part of us has died when we got news that The Low Beat was closing. The scene will never be the same and we at RadioRadioX.com and Xperience Monthly needed to address this with a proper send-off. Today I took some time […]

There’s a debate, perhaps only in this writer’s head, about genre. What role do we, as artists, play in the forming of a genre? At what point does an artist pushing the envelope from one genre become a whole new genre? And can I declare a genre for my music, or must it be conferred […]


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