David Manson doesn't look like the kind of guy who would mess up your ears. With his neatly trimmed blond hair, sensible shoes, sturdy belt, and pleated khaki pants he could be a model for clean-cut middle-class America; his trombone could be a holdover from any of a thousand Midwestern high school marching bands. But don't expect this composer/producer/trombonist from Tampa to break into a fight song anytime soon. He is standing by himself under a spotlight at the Surreal Subtropics Marathon, the kickoff event for South Florida's annual Subtropics Experimental Music Festival, a pep rally for those less interested in music -- and its power to express, soothe, or rouse -- than in the simple fact... More >>>