Thursday, December 15, 2011

Choice Magazine Reviews Singing Out

In the December 2010 issue of CHOICE magazine, the American Library Association's publication covering the latest in academic publishing, there is a favorable review of "Singing Out: The Ballad of Pete Seeger." An excerpt from their review:

"Each chapter tells its story through quotations from Dunaway's interviews with a wide variety of people and commentaries from the authors. The scheme works well because of the fascinating opinions and insights that many famous artists and distinguished scholars from different times and places bring to each topic." p. 509-510

Monday, July 25, 2011


I'm in Denmark now. Great trip. Updates soon to come!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Knight Digital Media Center Fellowship --

Over the past week, I've been involved in an intensive project with an amazing team of designers and journalists at the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkely. We spent multiple 14 hour days developing a multimedia project about an establishment in Oakland, CA that offers "Holistic Veterinary Care." You can see the product of our work in this embedded YouTube clip.

It was a great experience, and I met some wonderful people--some of my fellow KDMC fellows work at places like the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and Time Magazine. Although we worked long hours, I'm coming away from this project energized and in possession of a new set of skills.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Sounds...

It's almost Spring; the birdies are remembering their voices and back home in New Mexico, little green tongues are rising from the black soil. I'm back teaching in San Francisco, Queen City of the Pacific. The first weeks were balmy, then foggy and now the weather will try to make up its mind. It's great fun doing the occasional radio show on KALW or KPFA--or any other Bay Area station that could use a veteran folkie D.J.

Classes in Radio/Documentary Studies at San Francisco State are filled with wonderful, seeking folks. It makes me proud. One asked for a sticky, dripping sound. Omitting the obvious (and unprofessional), I suggested honey, heated in a microwave and dropped on a metal sheet from 2 feet above. As it cools, it drips.

Back at you soon.