Category: Music

  • Analog to Analog

    Back in 1988 when I was a junior in high school I’d been playing drums for several years, but was still pretty much a hack. I’d taken some private and group lessons, but my playing was mostly confined to putting headphones on and playing to my favorite records. I didn’t ‘practice’ in any way, shape […]

  • John Butler, Ocean, 2012

    John Butler has been playing this song his entire career from busking on streets to stadiums. Like his career it has morphed and changed over time, and like one of his shows is unique each time he plays it. Many artists have ‘signature tunes’ that become canon. This is his. So cool to see a) […]

  • Nick Cave Kicks Out The Jams While All the World’s AI Moshes in the Pit

    In this great post over at Brain Pickings – Maria Popova shines a light on Nick Cave’s answer to a fan question about future artificial intelligence creating ‘perfect songs’ with no humans needed. The short answer is, yes they will, but the long answer is they still won’t be the same. Nick fucking lays it […]

  • Candle Wrangler

    Was just listening to this album and remembered this iconic video from the heydays of MTV. What must it have been like to be the ‘candle wrangler’ on this set? What was the budget for bic lighters? “Damn, Sting just blew one out waving that hankie around. CUT! Everyone back to one…sigh“

  • The Grudge

    The Grudge Saturn Comes Back Around “Saturn ascends Choose one or ten Hang on or be Humbled again” In astrology, planets “ascending” means one of two things, either entering the “ascendant” (or “rising sign”), or coming close to another planet. In this case it would be Saturn coming back around to it’s original place in […]