by Larry Crane

July 21, 2017  |  No. 120

Richard Swift: Dumbing His Way In?

by Larry Crane

"What you can control are knobs, faders, and being a nice person." For ten years Richard Swift’s been luring the hippest of indie rock bands to Cottage Grove, in the middle of Oregon, to work...

May 26, 2017  |  No. 119

Thomas Dolby: Breaking the Barriers

by Larry Crane

I read Thomas Dolby’s recent autobiography, The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir, and wanted to learn more about his recording life and thoughts. See...

March 22, 2017  |  No. 118

David Porter: Making Music in Memphis

by Larry Crane

In a recent visit to Memphis, Tennessee, I made time to chat with legendary songwriter David Porter. David was one of the early employees of Stax Records, venturing from his job at the grocery store...