Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Longform/Music/Sports Journalist

Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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Get with the program.6376133.40 article
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Ableton Live Revolutionizes Music

Over the course of thousands of years, music hasn't really changed all that much. It still consists of sound shaped by rhythm, melody and perhaps a groove, same as ever. But the tools and manner with which it's made has very much changed—exponentially so in recent years—and, with each leap in technology, it's getting reshaped, slowly but surely.

This is especially true of electronic music, whose sound is most dependent on the tools that are used. As a result, electronic music, and dance in particular, seems to consist of large short-lived bloomlets that morph every few years. It's probably a little unfair to single electronic music out, though; the entire digital age is marked by relatively sharp transformations in every aspect of music.

How major labels vie for a comeback.1785114.40 article
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How Major Labels Vie for a Comeback | Dallas Observer

How Major Labels Vie for a Comeback | Dallas Observ...

Could cell phones topple ipods.2929881.40 article
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Could Cell Phones Topple iPods? | Dallas Observer

Could Cell Phones Topple iPods? | Dallas Observer

Dixie down.90617.40 article
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Dixie Down | Dallas Observer

Dixie Down | Dallas Observer

Monsanto the belligerent strongman trying to control america s food supply.8975043.87 article
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Dangerous Harvest

Monsanto: The Belligerent Strongman Trying to Control America's Food Supply

The feds attack online poker.7671587.87 article
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The Feds Attack Online Poker | Dallas Observer

The Feds Attack Online Poker | Dallas Observer

How medicare became a thieves bazaar.8750069.87 article
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How Medicare Became a Thieves' Bazaar | Dallas Observer

How Medicare Became a Thieves' Bazaar | Dallas Obse...

The 10 most corrupt tax loopholes.8254683.87 article
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The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes | Dallas Observer

The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes | Dallas Observer...

How big medicine and politics as usual sabotaged obamacare.9728189.87 article
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How Big Medicine and Politics as Usual Sabotaged Obamacare ...

How Big Medicine and Politics as Usual Sabotaged Ob...

Barbarians in the ivory tower.8086803.87 article
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Barbarians in the Ivory Tower | Dallas Observer

Barbarians in the Ivory Tower | Dallas Observer

For profit colleges only a con man could love.8069426.87 article
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For-Profit Colleges Only a Con Man Could Love | Dallas Observer

For-Profit Colleges Only a Con Man Could Love | Dal...

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H2O Music Festival at the Cotton Bowl | Dallas Observer

H2O Music Festival at the Cotton Bowl | Dallas Obse...

The world inferno friendship society.7587370.40 article
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The World/Inferno Friendship Society | Dallas Observer

The World/Inferno Friendship Society | Dallas Obser...

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Preview: Los Campesinos!, Wednesday, February 15, at Club Dada | Dallas Observer

Preview: Los Campesinos!, Wednesday, February 15, a...

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Preview: Childish Gambino, Danny Brown at Palladium Ballroom | Dallas Observer

Preview: Childish Gambino, Danny Brown at Palladium...