Empty Plate Radio – August 2020

I recorded a mix for Empty Plate Radio that aired this past Monday. It’s all house and techno from Chicago and Detroit. DJing has not been a main focus nor creative outlet for me these past few months given the current climate. Still, making this mix was cathartic and offered me a chance to reflectContinue reading “Empty Plate Radio – August 2020”

The language for creativity

It’s a frequently cited trope that art derives from experiences of suffering and pain. The discussion of the conditions for the creation of great art is usually a tired one, painted in broad strokes with its participants citing heartbreak, conflict, suicide, poverty. But the following passage from Ocean Vuong’s novel, On Earth We’re Briefly GorgeousContinue reading “The language for creativity”

Playing the Hot Hand

Book recommendations have been flowing lately given our collective rush to educate ourselves on systemic racism in America, a frenzied attempt to make up for the failures of our educational systems and previous lack of personal accountability. While this is well-intentioned, it may be particularly challenging when a practice of reading doesn’t already exist withinContinue reading “Playing the Hot Hand”