Yo. Welcome to the first edition of the Dunwoody Music Blog! My name is Mark, I’m an independent music teacher here in Dunwoody. I was stoked when Matt and Justin asked if I’d be down to do a column (is that the word for it anymore?) for WUD, focusing on musical things in Dunwoody. I was all like, “yeah” and then they were all like, “cool.” So here it is.
Dunwoody is a community full of fantastic musicians. Be it recording artists, solo acts, garage bands, classical performers, or cultural musicians: we have it all and more. Still trying to find the buskers, though. I hope to spotlight and promote our local music scene in every way possible. The challenge is that I can only feature what I know about; alas, I don’t know about it all. That’s where you come in! If there’s something cool and musical going down in Dunwoody, or you are a local artist looking to promote your music, let me know about it. I’ll try to share some of the music stuff I know about and, hopefully, you’ll share some too. For reals, drop me a line if you’re a musical artist of any style! I’d love to hear and share whats going on in the neighborhood. That’s the spiel. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All that said, the song below is my favorite track off the recent Scott Shipley album, The Phoenix. Shipley is a fellow Dunwoody denizen who’s music is well described as progressive rock. “The Pattern Is Random” approaches a subject that is an unfortunate product of our times. I get some really strong A Perfect Circle vibes from the guitar work. Lyrically, the track places the burden of its observation upon the listener with a sort of logical distance. It’s hauntingly affective. Hit the album link on the player below if you wanna hear more. Hope you dig it!