Steve Lacy’s “Politics of Survival”

Here is an as-yet unpublished essay where I apply Gramsci’s concept of the “War of Position” to my late teacher Steve Lacy’s special conception of politics he got from working with pioneering improvisers like Cecil Taylor and others. I presented this paper on a panel on “Musical Autonomy and Resistance” at the 2019 American Musicological Society. Enjoy!

Interview w/ Alan Senauke

Episode 1 of the Helping Hands Podcast, which I created and host for Buddhist Global Relief


Alan Senauke is a celebrated Zen priest and the abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center. He is the founder of the incredible Clearview Project and has done amazing work to help people in need in far away places like Myanmar and India, but also here in the US. I learned so much from this conversation!