Looking forward to playing a rare solo set at the Backstage Lounge this Saturday Aug 23 with Zoo Owl and MNGWA. I’ve been working on new material this summer which I’ll be debuting at the show. If you’re in the Vancouver area come say hello. Here’s the Event Page.
Richard Brody remembers the legendary actress:
“She was meant to play Presidents and C.E.O.s, editors-in-chief and visionary directors. How many such roles existed for actresses—for women in real life—in her heyday? Bacall was bigger than her career. She started young and stayed ahead of her time, and her greatness—her mighty personal presence and her diverse body of work—carries a shadow of unfulfillment, and even tragedy.”
Photograph by Ralph Crane/The Life Images Collection/Getty
Hilton Als on Paul Zone’s book of rock photography: http://nyr.kr/1oeCAjo
“His subjects are all so young and trying not to show it; the poses they strike speak of their relative innocence and glory, and their fearlessness, too.”
Above: Debbie Harry (Blondie), Arturo Vega’s loft, 1975.
Comparing Lauryn Hill’s reharmonizations of Kurtis Blow and the Delfonics in “If I Ruled the World” to the original recordings.
Performer: Lauryn Hill; Song: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”; Artist: Nas; Album: It Was Written; Year 1996.
Listen: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”
Song: “If I Ruled the World”; Artist: Kurtis Blow; Album: America; Year: 1985.
Listen: “If I Ruled the World”
Song: “Walk Right Up to the Sun”; Artist: The Delfonics; Album: Tell Me This is a Dream; Year 1971.
Listen: “Walk Right Up to the Sun”
Last week I got to be a part of the amazing Tiny Lights Music Festival. It was such a good time getting to play with Leathan Milne and co. Hope we can make it back next year!
Photo by Steph Wetherell.