Cockroaches

Legend has it that UK prime minister Winston Churchill, as World War II raged around him, responded to criticism of a proposed increase in England’s arts budget by asking, “Then what are we fighting for?” The quote is bogus, having been debunked by the venerable Snopes.com, but it taps into a real sentiment. Musicians, actors, … Continue reading Cockroaches

Clara Kent is Pittsburgh’s Multidimensional Artistic Individual

Image provided by artist ### You get the impression that Clara Kent spends a lot of time in the studio. The Pittsburgh-based singer, songwriter, and visual artist came straight from a recording session to meet me at Bantha Tea Bar in Garfield on July 4th, and headed right back 45 minutes later. It was no … Continue reading Clara Kent is Pittsburgh’s Multidimensional Artistic Individual

It’s All About The Music For Pittsburgh’s Own Leek Lone

blckboyfromaroundtheway The most telling moment of my talk with local rapper Leek Lone (the stage name of Malik Malone) occurred after the interview had officially ended and we were about to go our separate ways. I can’t quote exactly, since I had stopped recording by that point, but he said something along the lines of, … Continue reading It’s All About The Music For Pittsburgh’s Own Leek Lone