Am I “Hearing Voices?”: A Review of Jocelyn Pook’s Music

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What do you get when you mix Massive Attack, classical training, and post-modernism? Well that’s simple — you get Jocelyn Pook, the British composer most famous for composing “Masked Ball,” which took center stage in Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut.

Angelina PanozzoAm I “Hearing Voices?”: A Review of Jocelyn Pook’s Music

Record Machine: Dream of Life by Patti Smith

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For how much I enjoy and respect Patti Smith, I own far too little of her music. On CD, I have 1996′s Gone Again and 2000′s Gung Ho, and that’s it. I don’t even have Horses yet, which I realize is a major gap, particularly since the time leading into that album is so lovingly documented in one of my … Read More

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Francesca Caccini vs. Brodude Music Historians

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Usually when one hears the name Caccini, the first composer you think of is Giulio Caccini, author of a famous musical treaty and member of the esteemed Florentine Camerata, a group of scholars and philosophers that included the likes of Vincenzo Galilei, father of the excommunicated astronomer Galileo Galilei. In fact, Giulio’s daughter Francesca was also a likely member of … Read More

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Emerging From The Dark Edition

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April has been a tough month. I had one of my worst depressive episodes in the last two years. I struggled to even get out of bed every day.  If you know the spoon theory, I was short at least one spoon every day. On the plus side, my struggle felt easier not fighting a lot of my old gender … Read More

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Record Machine: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

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Did you miss me last week? Let’s pretend that you did. While traipsing around the Northwest US on a working-vacation, I bought myself a stack of records — the most exciting of which is David Bowie’s Hunky Dory for a mere $8. I don’t need a pristine sleeve, so as long as the vinyl itself is in good condition. Take … Read More

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The Perfect Drug

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When I say music is my drug of choice, I’m not making an offhand statement. I don’t know how it is for other people, but music truly is a drug for me. The effects it can have are as real and intense as if I ate some speed or smoked a big ass blueberry blunt. All I have to do … Read More

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