In putting up a piece on Geoff Dyer’s book about Jazz, But Beautiful, I discovered that his latest book Zona 2012 is about Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. I haven’t read it but the reviews are great and it’s another coincidental connection since I wrote the piece on Tarkovsky in the film section. Go see the reviews […]
Recommended to me by a friend, actually my friend insisted that I read it and sent it to me across the world in the post to make sure I did. Thanks Hud. This is an evocative, warm and sensuous collection of vignettes in imagined intimacy based on fact. This is a book about Jazz that […]
Dubstep anyone? If you are over 30 and are not sure what that is exactly go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubstep I bought the first James Blake album as soon as it came out. I’d seen him on TV and thought that it was a fascinating mixture of syncopated drums and melodic vocals. But what attracted him to […]
What a great film, how could a band so weird be so successful? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd:_Live_at_Pompeii
Live Footage from German TV (Die Deutscherock Nacht) in the Seventies. Paperhouse from the 1971 release Tago Mago, CAN’s third album and the first to feature Japanese busker Damo Suzuki. Jaki Liebezeit’s drumming confirms him as the machine with a soul.