I have several jobs that are all related to music in some way, and this is a blog about all of them. You’ll find stories about being a graduate student and pursuing a PhD in musicology (and finally obtaining that PhD), stories about being a piano teacher, along with the adventures of working at a church. And because I really like music, there is music here, too.

In all of these jobs (mostly in academia), I’ve also honed my skills in procrastinating, which is one of the reasons I started this blog. Here, I can write about writing, or not writing, as it were, and feel as though I’ve accomplished a very small something. And then I can look back and see the progress I’ve made, or not made, and perhaps adjust accordingly. This is also a space to tell stories about some of the other parts of my life and talk about music that is not necessarily related to my research and dissertation.

And in case you were wondering, the header photo is related to my dissertation research. I wrote about alt.country music and a record label based in Chicago, Bloodshot Records. It’s a photo of downtown Chicago from Lincoln Park near the Chicago History Museum.


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