These essays are selected from pieces I wrote for the Juneau Empire’s weekly entertainment insert, the “Hooligan” which has since been discontinued.  My column was called Well-Strung, a title which was blatantly stolen from some friends’ Bluegrass band out of Anchorage, AK, and was ostensibly about Bluegrass music, but really barely was, if at all.

Birth of a band

The beginning of a band is an amazing thing to behold, and our fair crapitol city is a perfect microcosmic laboratory in which to observe

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