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Will artist Dave McKenzie ever get out of the groove?

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We live in the best of times and the worst of times that boom box piece seems to be saying. No stage can be denied us, whether it's the do-it-yourself platform of a card-board box or a podium bearing the presidential seal. But Dave McKenzie is also saying the flipside of that access is that there's no stage that can't become a prison under the right, wrong circumstances. Do the same thing over and over and even victory can be a kind of hell.

Gary Dauphin is a Los Angeles-based writer.