Cedar Burnett
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What kind of a name is Cedar, anyway?

Cedar Burnett is a Seattle-based Freelance Writer. She once had lunch with Kenny Rogers.


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Aural History

I’ve been giving some thought lately to what music I should expose my toddler to. There’s a lot of pressure involved. One false move and she could end up a huge Gwar fan. Or god forbid, Ke$ha. I’m not one of those rabid “Play Mozart to your baby or they’ll end up uneducated and friendless, fighting wild dogs for food scraps” types--it isn’t our daughter’s success I’m worried about. I just want to make…

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

My unrequited love affair with the mandolin

Me, holding my mandolin wrong, the day I got it.

 “What is that?!” I asked, drawing so close to the cd player with my jaw hanging open I was practically drooling on the speaker. I was 14, and passing by my older sister’s room where she and her Swedish boyfriend were lying on the floor, listening to music. Instantly, I was swarming in, drawn wordlessly to…


Posted on June 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Won't you take me to, chantey towwwwwn?

Typically, when I tell people I’m a huge fan of sea chanteys, I’m met with a blank stare. “Sea what?! Shanties? What in god’s name is that?” If you’re already an initiate into the salty world of sea chanteys, you can understand my obsession. If, however, you’re scratching your head and imagining beachy shacks, follow me, my friend. It’s high time you explored the barnacle-encrusted underbelly of the chantey.

Blessedly gifted with nerd parents, I got my start with…

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Remembering Pinetop Perkins

Six years ago I was in Austin, TX for SXSW on my company's dime. I’d been sent there to soak in the scene and represent our indie distribution company, and my little head was fit to explode from the excitement of being there.  I’d been to CMJ in New York but I knew SXSW was the place to be to really immerse yourself in music and music culture.

The week was a blur of music and culture-filled days and nights, and insane allergies from the thick layer of pollen…

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

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At 12:04pm on December 11, 2011, RP N10 said…

Thanks for the add.

At 9:49am on December 11, 2011, Hal Bogerd said…

Congratulations Cedar and my advice to you is to ignore almost all the advice you get (except mine of course!).


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