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******I am now the music columnist for Third Coast Press and have business cards to prove it! It is newspaper-only, but at a distribution of roughly 20,000, and you can still see my stuff on the kicks (above).
Late April: Citylink R.I.P.
The little paper that could no longer can. Thank you to everyone who made my articles look so decent over the past bunch of months. I will miss writing for such a little yet effective and inspired paper.
I still freelance wildly. Check out lots of new articles in the Music and Film sections o' my virtual universe. If interested in working with me, please talk to me.
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The Rough Guide:
Radio: WGN and Radio 1190 Traffic Manager, Host, Producer, Board Operator, Promoter, Music Reviewer, Trainer, Writer, Voicer, ProTools and Reel-to-Reel Editor, Jazz Director, Buyer.
Television: Starz-Encore Commercial Producer, Copy Writer, Shoot Assister, etc.
Photography: Volunteer at the Hull House, Processor, Printer, Equipment Maintainer.
Film: Worked on student shoots.
Educator: Facets Film School
Comic Writer and Illustrator
Cat & Monkey
I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder in recognition of a remarkably lengthy thesis on the American Film Musical of the Fifties. Here, I studied under avant-garde master Stan Brakhage, noted film historian Bruce Kawin, and was the personal research assistant to Professor Melinda Barlow, a film historian and Joseph Cornell scholar.
I taught the clases "Forgotten Silver: A Reel View of Film History" in Spring of 2003 and "Woody Allen in Exisenstial Crisis" in the Fall of 2003 at Facets Multimedia in Chicago.
I have also published articles in Bright Lights Film Journal and The Film Journal.