Dada Drummer Almanach

Damon Krukowski
Sound, Art, Vegetables
Created 09 Sep 2021
  • Self Storage
    23 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    4. The painted clock was placed in an inset that few would have occasion to enter, but which K. always checked during his rounds. Unlike the warehouse areas of the building, with their efficient rows ...
  • Ed Sheeran's Vinyls
    16 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 7 1
    For the last few years, our income from recorded music has been split more or less 50/50 between physical media (LPs, almost exclusively) and digital. I’ve written often about the structure of payment...
  • Self Storage
    09 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    3. It had been a long time since Frieda’s visit. The radio stayed on now in K.’s office. And K., too, had gradually spent more and more time there until he finally gave up his outside home, and moved ...
  • An Economic Argument for Piracy
    02 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 6
    I’ve often expressed feelings sympathetic to piracy – piracy of intellectual property for the purpose of sharing, not calculated profit. Those feelings are based on personal experience with music and ...
  • Sale Is Unlawful
    26 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 8 2
    I’ve pirated music since childhood. I killed it with home taping. I bought and sold LPs with foil stamps reading “FOR PROMOTION ONLY / Sale Is Unlawful.” I downloaded illegally. I duplicated music and...
  • Self Storage
    19 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    It was with particular surprise, bordering on alarm, that K. felt his office door open from the outside one otherwise unremarkable morning. His back was to the entrance and he doubted the sensation so...
  • Radio, Radio
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I’d like to praise a digital technology, for a change… During lockdown, I’ve been listening to more radio than ever. Not podcast, but broadcast – it’s communication in real time that I’ve been craving...
  • Conceptual Music
    05 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    In one of the very few recordings composer Maryanne Amacher made available in her lifetime, she bangs on the walls and floor of the sacred cave under the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, Mexico, wit...
  • Zeitgeist
    28 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    There’s been a lot of talk about 1991 in the music community, with the 30th anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s commercial breakthrough Nevermind. A number one album is nothing if not zeitgeisty. ...
  • Tears in Rain
    21 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 16 4
    There were two bits of music industry news last week that I’d like to connect, because I believe they point to widespread fraud. The first is an amusing, hustler-games-the-system story from Rolling St...
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