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…
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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…

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Posted on June 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — 8 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…
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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…
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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!).

Hal

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Lucky Mud commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"Cedar,      This is the finest story I've ever read about growing up and through music. Thank you for a great start to my day. Oh...and for the music....you can't go wrong with Trout Fishing in…"
Dec 13, 2011
Hal Bogerd commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"My son headed out to his first solo concert last month. Skrillex (spelling)? And to think he used to fall asleep each night  listening to Doc Watson and Flaco Jimenez! Maybe I should have had him listening to Chinese language immersion tapes…"
Dec 11, 2011
RP N10 left a comment for Cedar Burnett
"Thanks for the add."
Dec 11, 2011
Hal Bogerd left a comment for Cedar Burnett
"Congratulations Cedar and my advice to you is to ignore almost all the advice you get (except mine of course!). Hal"
Dec 11, 2011
Easy Ed commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"What you wrote Kyla just reminded of something I forgot to mention earlier. Both my kids being avid music junkies, they own no CD's. The oldest has my old vinyl albums and a handful of his own that he keeps in his bedroom, but otherwise they…"
Dec 9, 2011
Kyla Fairchild commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"I love your writing Cedar. Thanks for posting this. We've always exposed both of our kids (now 9 and 18) to tons of recorded and live music and they are both big music fans with their own collections and individual taste.  I remember…"
Dec 9, 2011
Jack commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"I should have thought of this in my initial comments... Jim Gill makes really wonderful, infectiously catchy music perfect for toddlers.  Check out his website www.jimgill.com  Be sure to read the About section and sample his tunes. …"
Dec 9, 2011
Pete commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"They'll listen to their tribe's music in the end. I've watched as first my son, then my daughter veered down paths of electronica, pop, really vapid pop, and other work that I hear as 100% shite....However, some of their early…"
Dec 9, 2011
Jack Williams commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"I have two daughters.  One's in kindergarten about to turn six and the other is exactly three  and a half today.  One thing that I've insisted on is that sometimes it's Daddy's turn to listen to music when…"
Dec 9, 2011
RP N10 commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"My two (now 18 and 16)  heard stuff around the house but they soon get exposed to music themselves, heard stuff their friends like and the usual stuff.  Went through phases of denouncing everything I liked as rubbish to which I responded…"
Dec 9, 2011
Hal Bogerd commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"Toddlers and music! I remember talking real loud to my wife whenever I knew the word "Fuck" was coming up in the lyrics. "
Dec 9, 2011
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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 darn sure she’s exposed to decent music so she can experience the joy of aural pleasures, bask…See More
Dec 9, 2011
Jack commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"When my wife was expecting our now 8 year old son, it dawned on me, beer in hand at a Bill Kirchen show, to start a little CD collection for the baby, a starter set of some of my favorites in the naive hope that I'd get to him/her before hip…"
Dec 8, 2011
Hearth Music commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"So glad to see you posting again, Cedar! This piece is wonderfully written, thank you! I'm trying to get my kids (two girls, 3 and 6) into music, but I'm working on getting them into live music made by friends and family. We have jams and…"
Dec 8, 2011
Easy Ed commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'Aural History'
"The world is a lot nicer place when Cedar posts her thoughts at No Depression. Ok....so I never crawled into a hot tub with Poison but I do have a younger wife and have been known to sip an O'Douls or even two if I get real crazy. Besides the…"
Dec 8, 2011
Easy Ed commented on Cedar Burnett's blog post 'My unrequited love affair with the mandolin'
"You've inspired me to start playing my dulcimer, mandolin and pedal steel...all of which take backseat to my guitars and are dusty. Very dusty."
Jul 2, 2011

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