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Leaving Beauty Behind
Telograph at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA – January 2007
Exit Clov at the Black Cat in Washington, DC – January 2007
Middle Distance Runner at the Black Cat in Washington, DC – January 2007
De Novo Dahl at the Black Cat in Washington, DC – January 2007
Snowden at the Black Cat in Washington, DC – December 2006
¡Forward Russia! at the Black Cat in Washington, DC – December 2006
Middle Distance Runner at the Black Cat in Washington, DC – December 2006
The Album Leaf, Dirty on Purpose, and the Lymbyc Systym, tour candids
Dirty on Purpose on Tour – November & December, 2006
The Lymbyc Systym on Tour – November & December, 2006
Dirty on Purpose at the Rock ‘n Roll Hotel in Washington, DC – October 2006
The Wrens at Georgetown University in Washington, DC – October 2006
Tilly and the Wall at the Black Cat in Washington, DC – June 2006
Ben Folds with the Baltimore Symphony in Bethesda, MD – November 2005
Rilo Kiley at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC – May 2005
Belle & Sebastian at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC – October 2003
Cover design for The Georgetown Voice. In 2004 I served as Cover Editor for The Voice.
Feature piece: The industry strikes back
Early last month, after returning home to her apartment in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from a day of classes, Lorraine Sullivan noticed something different about her answering machine messages. She played through several messages left by reporters from the New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal.
“You see it in the movies all the time-reporters asking for your comment about a case-I thought it was a joke at first,” Sullivan said. She had just been sued by the music industry’s largest trade group, the Recording Industry Association of America; she was among the first targets of a massive crackdown on Internet file-sharing.
Concert review: Ben Folds goes orchestral in Bethesda
The atmosphere was a bit stiff, as a very casual Ben Folds plopped himself down at the gigantic concert grand piano in front of the white-haired, tuxedo-sporting conductor. Folds himself acknowledged the unusual formality of the event, joking that it had to be formal to keep so many musicians under control.
Folds began his set with “Zak and Sara,” off his first solo album, Rockin’ the Suburbs. Hearing the full strings section accompany Folds’ vocals and piano was breathtaking. The fantastic acoustics of the Music Center drew a collective gasp from the audience when the horns and percussion came in.