I spent this past August at Denniston Hill, for which I curated a month's worth of residents & to which this mix is dedicated. If you are so inclined, go read/watch a bit about my experience there, so as to complement your listening experience.
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I find Bon Iver's records eminently listenable. But I also find they lack some unnameable quantity of soul.
This is the imaginary soundtrack to a film that, knowing the film business, will never get made. You can read about the script online.
Back on the grid again, after a holiday week in Amsterdam & Barcelona, which brought some deep thoughts on life online & off as well as some literal fireworks.
The internet-era chanteuse Lana Del Rey is the subject of much speculation, consternation and affection. Anyone who cares about the odd little indpendent music subculture I exist in -- as odd, I'd venture, as the academic subculture -- is atwitter about her.
Brassland is 10: A short attention span essay on publicity, intimacy & the community behind the label's anniversary.
Here are some more-poised than usual thoughts on the first ten years of this record label-like thing I've been running. To cover the entire bodily spectrum in a single mixed metaphor, I'd like to think this piece is a bit less of a gut-level kneejerk response than I usually muster, a bit more of a heady, meditative deep thought.
This mixtape is probably the closest I'll ever get to attempting to start a dance party.
On September 12, 2001, I wrote a thing about the day before. (Though I was living in Brooklyn at the time, that week I just happened to be in Los Angeles.) Here it is with some pictures I took when I returned to New York.
In an earlier post I introduced the series of mixtapes I've been creating & sharing on the webs. Think of it as my way of presenting a consolidated view of good music in our fractured, attention-defying internet landscape.
It would be a major understatement to say the internet has transformed the consumption and creation of media of all kinds. It's important to discuss these changes. But sometimes an internet surfer just wants to dance!