Blog

I blog here and I also write occasionally for Counterpunch and other online and print publications.

Songwriter’s Notebook

  • New year plan: more podcasting! January 4, 2019
    My plans for the rest of 2019 include making around 51 more podcast episodes, finishing the first draft of my first-fifty-years memoir, raising kids, and making a lot of espresso in the process (especially this summer in Denmark), among other things.I've learned a lot about making micro podcast episodes since I started with this project last August.  If […]
  • Life After Facebook -- Ten Suggestions October 11, 2018
    A lot of people lately are more fully realizing the many down sides to Facebook.  Yes, it's only one of many massive corporations dominating much of the globe's online communications, but it's an especially problematic one on many levels.  With billions of users, it's so dominant it's almost impossible to ignore, especially for certa […]
  • Crunching the Numbers October 11, 2018
    DIY Touring in 2018 I suddenly feel compelled to do some public number-crunching, in case it interests anybody.  It's mainly for self-therapy.  Also, things are constantly changing in the indy music biz, such as it is, and I haven't done a public number-crunching in a while. Yes, I did have an experience which led me to feel compelled to write this […]

I also maintain a weekly blog to complement each episode of my podcast, This Week with David Rovics.

This Week with David Rovics

  • If I Had A Hacker April 18, 2019
    After Julian Assange's arrest and the resulting explosion of the internet last weekend, I attempt to pick up some of the pieces. This past week has been one of those weeks when the internet seemed to explode, as it does every so often. Analyzing the patterns in which the rubble hit the ground after the blast, there is an overwhelming sense of mass confu […]
  • How Do You Strangle A Corporation? April 11, 2019
    In this week's missive we explore the question: how do you strangle a corporation, when it doesn't have a neck?Some of my more regular listeners may be tired of hearing about the fact that the rent on my apartment in Portland, Oregon has more than doubled since I moved to the city twelve years ago. But as President Trump fires half his staff becaus […]
  • Before the Flood April 4, 2019
    I am, it might reasonably be said, a climate refugee – though a very comfortable one. Escaping the forest fires to run a little cafe in Denmark is hardly a sacrifice. But if the cafe might be a good retirement plan for me, it won't be for my children – far too soon, the whole country in which Cafe Hellebaek is located will likely be underwater.There is […]

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