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.
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
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
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
Sometimes we go on YouTube spirals of old movie soundtracks or club hits. Sometimes you just really want to relive those Pure Moods commercials.
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
This is the end of a long week! Here are five songs to get you through the last day before the weekend. They’re definitely helping me!
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