From food stamps and survival to writing the songs you know

“I don’t know what I’m doing,” says artist and composer Allee Willis. Yet her output ranges from Earth, Wind, and Fire’s “September” to the theme song of Friends. If you don’t know Willis, you should – and her story might inspire yours.

The amazing classic synth and experimental moments on children’s TV

Before it reverted to Internet age-blandness, American kids’ TV enjoyed a golden age of music, scored by oddball indie composers and legends alike.

Peter Kirn - November 30, 2017

Apple Reality Imitates HBO’s Silicon Valley: ‘Radio on the Internet’

Silicon Valley, yet again, fails to be less weird than reality. Actual quote from the show: “So then it hits me – we could take this thing called The Radio and put it on this new thing called The Internet. And no one was doing it – no one.” In the show, to give this […]

Peter Kirn - June 9, 2015

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