I would love to live in a world where Annette Peacock was honored and celebrated as one of the greatest artists of our time. Sadly, the current state of affairs was captured in the title used for the re-release of one of her earlier efforts: I Belong to a World That’s Destroying Itself. As I […]
My brother was Andre’s booking agent for many years, and they had lots of fun times together. May he rest in peace. And, definitely, kudos to No Condition Is Permanent, because their podcast is a killer. Pictured: Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, R.I.P.. Returning after more than a month’s work related absence, Reeshard & Lee-Roy resumed […]
Thank my friend Predrag for this slice of Soviet New Wave.
The gold standard for post-rock blogs. https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F586010016&color=%238c947c&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true Bill Seaman‘s The Topologies of Blue is a little sweet and a little scary, like a Sour Patch Kids commercial in reverse. The album is inspired by Gestalt psychology and the treatment of blue conditions. The packaging ~ lovely in letterpress ~ includes disturbing imagery. To listen is […]
Sam Beam hit his peak with this album. From the heartrendingly beautiful The Trapeze Swinger to his folksy cover of New Order’s Love Vigilantes, the album is a warm, relaxing listen perfect for my cold Beijing day.
Casablanca, Morocco isn’t the first place I would think of as being a global melting pot, but that is because I didn’t ever have a chance to deeply explore the city. It turns out that there is a tremendous amount of influence, not only of local culture, but that of West Africa, Asia, and even […]
Cui Jian is China’s father of rock music. He’s still performing at age 57 to sellout crowds here. He’s quite impressive.