Author Archives: mhennessey

The Loss of an Artist, and Why It Hurts

In the year 2016, many great musicians and actors are departing this world. First a death occurs, then collective mourning on social media occurs (and for good reason, as you shall read). Then the contrarians come out to play, asking … Continue reading

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Patching Albums

There are some inherent advantages to digital releases. Perhaps the most obvious is that there are no physical production costs, and no boxes of CD’s taking up valuable storage space in your closet, or under your bed, or in the … Continue reading

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2015: A Partial Retrospective

2015 has been a time in my life during which I haven’t (publicly) said much. This is because I haven’t had much to say that people wanted to hear. Mostly I’ve been living the limbo that is being perpetually unemployed, … Continue reading

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A Shift in Favorites

It’s not like me to have a favorite anything — there’s just too much goodness to go around. However, for six years I could say that I had a favorite live performance of a single song, and that performance was … Continue reading

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Tired of hearing people say that there’s “no good music today”? My current response is below. What’s yours?

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Amplitude ≠ Productivity

Last night I played out for the first time in a long time. Longer than I care to admit, to be honest. Just me and my ukulele at an open mic. But damn, it was fun. I could only remember … Continue reading

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Another week has passed and… well, to be honest, I didn’t get as much done as I would’ve liked. With the late spring, everything started to bloom at once. Anyone with seasonal allergies knows that the effects of such a … Continue reading

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The Science of Induction

Another week, another update. I think I’ll try to maintain that frequency — it’ll keep me focused. Work on the album continues. I have tentatively titled it “The Science of Induction,” and hopefully the meaning behind that will become apparent … Continue reading

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Musical Cartography

So last week I announced that I’d be coming up with an album-type-thing as a personal project. The goal was to compose and/or consolidate enough tunes to get about 40-45 minutes. I’m pleased to say that I’ve achieved that goal. … Continue reading

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The Subjectivity of Timing

I’ve been thinking about how certain tastes in music are acquired. Naturally, the fundamentals of it are based upon whatever the listener began to hear at a young age. This period of early listening often defines things such as stylistic … Continue reading

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