VIDEO: St. Vincent “Digital Witness”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: St. Vincent “Digital Witness”

I’ve always been intrigued by St. Vincent’s music but never fully engaged. Everything she produces is extremely stylized, but the substance often seemed a bit lacking.¬†Evidently, Annie Clark’s 2012 collaboration with David Byrne did her much good, as¬†“Digital Witness” has an immediate and profound impact with its bracing funk syncopation and paranoid social commentary. If […]

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Degrees of separation: Talking Heads and Joy Division

April 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I had never made the correlation between the Talking Heads song “The Overload” and Joy Division, but I’m Waking Up To… has an intriguing post about the history of that closing track off Talking Heads’ seminal Remain in Light LP from 1980. None of the members of the Talking Heads had ever heard Joy Division’s […]

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My Bloody Valentine is touring the US this fall

May 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on My Bloody Valentine is touring the US this fall

I’ve grown up resignedly accepting the fact that there are some bands I’ll just never get to see live. Not because they’re dead, but because they had bad break ups or whatever various and sundry reasons caused their demise. Talking Heads is one example. Well, a few exceptions have creeped up on me over the […]

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