In a genre as fiercely independent minded as Jazz can be, one of the few universally held truths is the greatness of John Coltrane. While his “A Love Supreme” is often discussed as the greatest of Jazz Albums, newly released material by Coltrane and his band from earlier in his career has emerged.
Of the 12 men who have walked on the moon, there are only 5 left living. Alan Bean, who became the fourth human to walk on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission, died May 26th after a brief illness.
Hylas, Nymphs, and #MeToo. A missed opportunity for a conversation.
There is of course a generation gap here; record stores being an alien concept to anyone born after big box retailers and the now dominance of digital and streaming. But in turning Record Store Day into a de-facto social event, old school shopping merges with the latest of social media trends. This development is not unlike how the record store used to be.
So, what did you guys do this weekend?
Listening to music is not always easy.
David Weigel’s new book on the rise and fall of prog rock is an excellent journey into one of the weirdest eras of popular music.
Housing, Law, Work, Brainwork, and Art!
Surely the the Scissor Sisters’ “Lights” is the platonic ideal of a bop.
Words are hard.
Burt and Natasha Likko prepare for a Thanksgiving feast that promises to be a bit… eccentric.
Two of the three B’s.
Technology! And the finer things…
Stuff you shouldn’t forget to do. Even if you’re just a lurker.
Old poetry is laden with the baggage of centuries of hidden metaphor and archaic references. New poetry is prone to abstraction and whimsical laziness. But poetry deserves our consideration as an art form nonetheless. After all, all the music we love is poetry, and all the fun little things we can do with language are best done in poetic form.
Atomic geography would really like you to enjoy this song, unsatisfactory as this post may be…
One of rock’s greatest keyboardists has taken his own life.
Or, an opportunity to meditate upon our ambiguous legal history and its uncomfortable place in contemporary political life.
The memoir of an East L.A. barrio girl turned punk rock legend.
What is the future of higher education? Face to Face? Online? One veteran practitioner’s opinion informed by experience.
Just because you like Van Halen doesn’t mean your cat does.
Records are a flat circle.
You get three songs. Go!
There’s the world, and then there’s the world of sex.
Dan’s got ’em.
Burt Likko nearly cheats on his abstention vows.
Yep, this one has been stuck in my head all week.
Warning: Sacred cow slaughterhouse.
I was told there’d be none.
Reinventing the wheel is overrated.
Prepare to waste some time.
An auditory treat, if not an olfactory one.
Have you ever been lukewarm on something (or even outright disliked it), only to revisit it later and realize how wrong you were?
When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.
Recursive repetition of things that occur more than once, in the same and different orders, multiple times, repeatedly.
The song, not the singer.