Archive for the ‘Fungineering’ Category

15 Jan 2017


In 2016 I made an effort to go out less. Seeing 1-3 concerts a week was starting to take its toll on my wallet and my psyche. That thing about too much of a good thing? It’s true. Coming home to my house, my kids, my books, TV and bed started to feel as nourishing as any drop on the dancefloor.…

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29 Nov 2016
Photo by Juliana Bernstein/Get Tiny.

Photo by Juliana Bernstein/Get Tiny.

Who remembers those carefree days when vacation seemed endless and summer camp beckoned with fun activities, new friends, and maybe even a kiss or two? Sigh, yeah, we do too, but those times are as faded as a tie-dye from ‘83.

Cue reveille! There’s a new kind of festival seizing on the nostalgia and energy from those days of yore: the Dirtybird Campout, the brainchild of DJ/Dirtybird Records head honcho Claude VonStroke, né Barclay Crenshaw.

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18 Apr 2016

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Can a music festival be a bonding experience for a family? Perhaps, but you’ll need to know your kid, pick the right festival, adjust your mindset, pack the Purrell and prepare for the fact that you may be creating little music fiends who’ll soon school you when it comes to band names and dance moves.

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10 Mar 2016
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Never miss a chance to dance, no, siree

Sometimes, after my kids go to sleep at night, I sneak out. Of course, there’s someone there watching them; what I mean is I slip out and…I go to nightclubs. I’m always whiplashed by the juxtaposition of my two experiences: children nestled in a quiet home, then dark, swirling rooms pounding with noise and gyrating people.

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