Why not? Contrary to popular belief, many people who identify themselves as classical Conservatives were into Jazz long before the hipsters of our day were, and even wrote about the genre beautifully. Stephen Masty over at The Imaginative Conservative reminisces on his love for jazz here.
A Miscellany of Tasteful Music – 01-21-2014 by Rudy Carrera on Mixcloud A new episode of 10 rather interesting tracks, featuring Anastasia from Macedonia, The Saqqara Dogs out of San Francisco, Australia’s The Saints, Heidelberg, Germany’s Krautrock kings Guru Guru, Argentine-Swedish indie-folk singer José González, A-Ha crooner Morten Harket, Lebanon’s diva Fairuz, Bosnia’s Bijelo Dugme, […]
A Miscellany of Tasteful Music – 01-16-2014 by Rudy Carrera on Mixcloud Finally, we’ve begun podcasting! Don’t worry, this is more of a practice run. Expect lots more music, commentary, maybe an interview here and there. Enjoy!
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Run Run Shaw, king of Hong Kong film industry, and especially Kung Fu Theater, passed away at the age of 106. Jonathan Kandell of The New York Times eulogizes the legend here.
The poet, playwright and political activist Amiri Baraka passed away from undisclosed causes on January 9, 2014. Whether you saw him as the voice of the disenfranchized, a leading light among black artists and activists, or a worthless Marxist gadfly whose best days ended before the 1970s, this polarizing figure left a gigantic cultural mark […]
A couple of years ago, I had the absolute joy and pleasure to make the acquaintances of Juan Antonio Vázquez & Araceli Tzigane, two radio hosts who run Spain’s best World Music program, Mundofonías. You can sample of bit of one of their recent shows, ‘Orientando & Africando’, here.