Author: <span>gunnarmadsen</span>

Author: gunnarmadsen

MCMGM is HERE

What’s a musician to do in a pandemic?  Inward, grasshopper, go inward.  What lurks in the unreachable inner regions?  Rhythm, reptilian motion, electrical impulses. What are you talking about? Electronica, IDM, Jazztronica. How do I …

Goodbye, Dad

The Power of a Hat by Gunnar Madsen After a long decline into Alzheimer’s, my dad passed away on Wednesday.  Peacefully.  As a young man he was incredibly dynamic.  In middle to older age he …

Shaggs Time in NYC

Dear friends, I’ve been meaning to write for the longest time, but I’ve been consumed with preparations for the Off-Broadway production of “The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World”. There’s not only a ton of work …

I’m Alive!!!

I’m alive, baby. I’m vibrating at ultra-high frequencies, even. Below are 4 reasons why you haven’t heard from me lately: 1. Rewrite of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World for another reading at Playwright’s Horizons …

Jobs I’ve Had

I find it reassuring when I read of someone successful that I admire, and find that they’ve had a series of ‘normal’ jobs and lived a pretty much ‘normal’ life before they found their success. …

Dads in Uniforms

Coming from the library the other day I passed by our local uniform store. Pleated, boring cotton/poly blend workclothes and uniforms were awkwardly displayed behind barred windows. And I suddenly felt comforted. Comforted? I’ve always …

What is Jazz?

I was in the drugstore a few weeks ago, picking up a prescription. While I was waiting a young pharmacist, a guy in his early 20’s, was telling a co-worker about Harvey Mason’s drumming on …

I’m Crowing

I’ve had a few days of being hectored and cawed at by nervous, anxious parental crows. Their fledgling disappeared the day after it was found here, and the Mom and Dad have kept a hawk-like …