Memories and Irony

Album cover of Chicago VI

I’m working on a new blog post, etc. etc. blah blah. While sending work emails for the work that pays the rent. And looking out the window. Always looking out the window. And then I came across this song. It was one of my favorites when I was a teenager. This entire album actually. Albums.… Continue reading Memories and Irony

Sandy McLelland – Cross the Line – all the stars review

Sandy McLelland new album Cross the Line

I don’t look forward to anything, not even my morning coffee. Expectations of the worst sort. Bitter. Expensive. Slightly off cream. Slightly off soy milk. Frequently, no matter which direction things turn in, it’s best to have low expectations. I know people who tell me to have no expectations. In their eyes, I’m practically a… Continue reading Sandy McLelland – Cross the Line – all the stars review

DNKL returns – review of Draft

DNKL - Draft - new single

DKNL – review – Draft – new single Different Recordings 8 lovely, dark stars “Swedish Noir-Pop Make Long Awaited Comeback” Draft is one of those words with both good and bad meanings in English. Draft can be the first thing you hand in, a step to having completed a paper, or a book, or even… Continue reading DNKL returns – review of Draft

My Interview with Max Jury

Max Jury

The new album is out today – June 3! This was a really fun interview to do – sometimes you feel like you could just keep talking about anything with someone. Max Jury is an old soul. There’s something about his music that conjures up a sense of time and space, fading photographs and late-night… Continue reading My Interview with Max Jury

My interview with Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar, born Sean Tillmann, is one of those people whose undeniable talent has led him on a journey through genres and unabashed theatricality. How many people can do semi-nude handstands, then belt out a soul song with complete mastery? Bye Bye 17, his last album, was filled with songwriting craft and vocal chops.… Continue reading My interview with Har Mar Superstar

Review of Wet – Don’t You

Wet

Wet is singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau, and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow. According to the press, Wet wrote the album in the countryside, on hiatus from Brooklyn. They released an EP in 2014 that drew attention. Kylie Jenner likes them. And now a brand new album. But coming off what is now nearly a month… Continue reading Review of Wet – Don’t You

Interview with Fred Macpherson of Spector

A very enjoyable interview with the affable, sharp, and nicely bittersweet Fred Macpherson, who also wins a prize for his Twitter tribute to the great Alan Rickman.  Spector. The Guardian described them as being “somewhere between Roxy Music and The Strokes”. Enjoy It While It Lasts, their first album, stormed through the UK charts. “All… Continue reading Interview with Fred Macpherson of Spector

Music and Mutterings of 2015

Well, here we are at the last day of 2015. And it’s been an interesting year, as in “may you live in interesting times.” There’s nothing that can be said quickly about what’s going on around us, except that you have to hope that more people are taking a personal role in speaking out against… Continue reading Music and Mutterings of 2015

Reflections on Dave Gahan and Soulsavers at Town Hall, NYC

Dave Gahan on stage with Soulsavers

  Dave Gahan and Soulsavers – live at Town Hall, NYC October 22, 2015   Town Hall in New York City is one of those historic theatres, built at a time when acoustics mattered. Not to mention comfort, or the rare quality of being able to see the stage from wherever you are. It’s a… Continue reading Reflections on Dave Gahan and Soulsavers at Town Hall, NYC