As NPR reported this morning, the Dairy Farmers of America settled a lawsuit claiming it conspired with megaprocessor Dean Foods to keep milk prices down for its own farmer-members in the Southeast. DFA is one of the country’s largest...
Potsdam, NY, Sep 08, 2010 — Consider this: What if writing music was left to chance? A process where notes or chords are determined by the roll of dice or flipping a coin? Music that, essentially, writes itself. Decades ago, John Cage pushed the boundaries of writing music by using coin flips to decide where or how to place a certain note on a score.
A Potsdam musician is experimenting with this radical approach to creating music. Doyle Dean, former punk band drummer and filmmaker, invited Todd Moe to stop by his home studio to talk about his philosophy of music and listen to some of his latest work.
In an email tag, Dean quotes himself, "I set out to re-define popular music but discovered a new way to create extremely unpopular music instead." Todd spoke with him more about his utilitarian approach to pop/rock music. Go to full article
Jan 15, 2004 — Many people in the north country know Howard Dean well, from his years as governor of Vermont. His presidential campaign is now attracting supporters on the New York side of Lake Champlain as well. With the primaries about to begin, Dean volunteers in the north country are pitching in. Brian Mann reports from Saranac Lake. Go to full article