If you’ll indulge me, I’m going to take another look back at my project, this time through song.
I have known for years what my final tattoo would be, and now that I have it, the full picture is complete.
One of my favorite things in the world is creating a music mix. Call it a mixtape, a mixed CD, a playlist, whatever, the name doesn't matter, it's the act that matters. The curation of a good mix is an art form, but it's an act of love, too.
What shape do we expect the decades of our life to take? In my twenties, I lived in 10 different cities, became the first member of my family to graduate from college, marched through a few serious relationships, abandoned the religion of my youth and completed writing 3 (of 4) novels. But so much is left undone.
I love Radiohead. I've never been subtle on that point. I love Radiohead in their The Bends era rock mode. I love Radiohead in their 'glitchy' Kid A era. I love Radiohead when their lead singer goes solo or goes dancing. And I especially love Radiohead when they go Punk Floyd. Even as an unwaveringly … Continue reading Alternate Musical History: Radiohead
As part of my new monthly feature to explore the music of Fugazi, I tracked down a copy of the documentary, "Instrument" so that I could deepen my knowledge (and hopefully appreciation) of their music. There are many ways to approach a music documentary and a variety of reasons why it might appeal to one … Continue reading Instrument: A Review and a Reflection
It's that time of year again. Year End Lists time. Rolling Stone does it, Pitchfork does it, the New York Times, Washington Post and NPR all do it. Time Magazine does it in spades. We've come to the arbitrary end of 2011, and so now it's time to unfurl the lists of the best (and … Continue reading Song of the Year
Apparently it's Radiohead week around these parts, and that is A-OK with me. The above video is taken from the documentary, "Meeting People Is Easy," the Grant Gee flick in which he followed Radiohead on their world tour after the release and surprise success of world-changing opus, "OK Computer." (Yeah, I'm a fanboy.) 'Palo Alto' … Continue reading Random Video: Palo Alto