Monday, December 17, 2018

Kate Bush’s “new” album ‘Director’s Cut,’ a track-by-track review

Back when I had a weekly space of print in my college paper, Florida International University's "The Beacon," I had the chance to preview...

Rick Holland Poet/Eno collaborator ruminates on the music of words (Part...

The other day, I shared an interview compiled from a series of emails exchanged with the UK-based poet Rick Holland, who most recently worked...

Infamous Bowie documentary ‘Cracked Actor’ streamed on-line

I could not recall if I had seen the 1974 BBC-produced David Bowie documentary Cracked Actor. I think I have a copy of this...

From the Archives: Mike Garson on playing the piano (Part 4...

This post continues my conversation with Mike Garson, which took place May 4, 2004. I sat down with him backstage at the James L....

Popol Vuh’s Herzog soundtracks reissued; Download Sculptor Steiner here!

When I first heard about  SPV's planned release of a five CD collection of Popol Vuh's early soundtracks for Werner Herzog's films, I was excited...

From the Archives: Reliving Red House Painters live in 1997 in...

Full disclosure: Mark Kozelek blew off a scheduled interview to my face the night after this concert. Still, I don't take my taste for...

From the Archives: Mike Garson goes from jazz to Bowie (Part...

As already established in my earlier posts culled from several interviews with Mike Garson for an unpublished piece regarding his contribution to the music of...

Beach House offer most riveting album yet with ‘Bloom’ – out...

Too often, lately, I have heard lush, layered records only to feel dizzy and nauseous by the end. So-called chill wave has often been...

Krautrock/Indie fans take note: download a free Can tribute album

As many who read this blog know, I am a big fan of that controversially named alt-rock genre "Krautrock," the catch-all term that covers...

Early Grandaddy vinyl reissues coming soon … sourced from the master...

I received an email yesterday from Jim Fairchild, guitarist for Grandaddy announcing the up-coming arrival of the long out of print first three albums...