June 20, 2013 / Perspective
In this meditation on two contemporary outsider musicians, Nathaniel Rogers considers the power dynamics of listening and what we might learn about the beauties and pitfalls of cliché.
A former intern for The Other Journal’s creative writing section, Nathaniel Rogers finds his greatest joy in playing the role of the catalyst for the creative visions of others. As a musician, he writes arrangements for and helps craft songs with Friends and Family, the Quiet Ones, and other groups. When he works in film, often with SHEP Films, he loves to fine-tune the imagery that serves a director’s vision. And as a writer—aside from the occasional poem—he loves the critical and editing tasks most of all. He lives in Seattle and works a hodgepodge of jobs.