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You Win Scumm, You Lose Scumm

My fellow Americans––and we are really, the best, the best of fellows––everything’s fine. Nothing to worry about. This is very, very, VERY normal. This visitor, he’s-she’s, it’s, I dunno the thing yet––he’s just here to visit. Okay? A visitor, who is very special, and is going to do some things––that’s all! Now, some people don’t … Continued

Revere Rock City Revisited

A concert band doesn’t have to groove. The level of syncopation in hip-hop and rock riffage, owing to its lineage back to jazz and Bo Diddley’s re-interpretation of West African drumming, is outside the scope of what most middle and high school concert bands attempt. But aesthetic politics and prejudices run deep.

Something Scummy This Way Spawns

It is I, Scummy, intergalactic reporter, entertainer, and scourge of lame-os (and democratically-elected Terran governments) everywhere. I come to you with the permission of your holy duumvirate, Spark & Fizz (long may their molecules dance), to tell you about my n-dimensional multimedia venture/roaming asteroid, PLANET SCUMM!