"Black Skinhead sounded way better than I thought it would. Like Bowie, Kanye is a bit of a magpie. Maybe he's making hits out of underground influences but he brings a lot of artistry and personality to the process. Despite his huge success,…"
"Exposes the complete lack of anything thing compelling or emotional in Beyonce's voice. She's a hologram. Andre is miscast. The production is demo quality. Now, I'm not the biggest Winehouse fan but her version is definitive. Next!"
"Great piece - Letts is truly a fascinating character. I would also add that he had a role in the development of Basement 5, a reggae/punk/dub/industrial project that released one album in 1980 - an album that was so far ahead of its time that it…"
Music obsessive, always on the hunt for what's next and what I missed of what was. Father of 3, husband of 20 years and tireless worker for children's cancer charity.
Special Events Director, Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund
Bolan/T-Rex, Hendrix, Zep, Clipse, Mobb Deep, OutKast, Killing Joke, Bowie, Beatles, Shostakovich, Britten, Messiaen, Gecko Turner, BLK JKS, Big Star, Massive Attack, Buddy Holly, The Libertines, Thom Yorke, Radiohead, AC/DC, Aerosmith (pre-sobriety), Killer Mike, Efterklang, Public Enemy, Steely Dan, Wilco, Spoon, Arctic Monkeys, Osvaldo Golijov, Miles Davis, Boulez, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, Jobim, The Strokes, Ornette Coleman, Autechre, The Velvet Underground, Iron & Wine, Metallica, Edwyn Collins, Bjork, Baden Powell, The Clientele, Calle 13, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, Rodriguez, Dennis Brown, The Walkmen, Gregory Isaacs, Lee Perry, Bob Marley, Mahler, Baden Powell, Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Doors, Dylan, The Yardbirds, Nirvana, Joy Division, Tv On The Radio, Holly Miranda, Young Marble Giants, The Replacements, Paul Westerberg, Love, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Juana Molina, Black Uhuru, etc. ad infinitium (in no particular order, of course...).
The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp and almost all Powell/Pressburger Films, The Lady Eve and all Preston Sturges, Modern Times, Written On The Wind and other Douglas Sirk, Gladiator, all Kubrick, Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Waltz, Apocalypse Now, Memento, A History of Violence, Goldfinger, The Professional, Runaway Train, Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, The Killer & Hard Boiled (John Woo), Knocked Up, Everyone Says I Love You, Annie Hall, Fanny & Alexander, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Robin Hood w/Errol Flynn, all Pixar, The Godfather & Godfather II, The Wild Bunch, all Sergio Leone (except The Colossus of Rhodes which doesn't really count), Ronin, Sin City, Vertigo, North By Northwest, The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Blue Velvet, Out of the Past, The Night of The Hunter, L.A. Confidential, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, etc. ad infinitum (in no particular order, natch).
Mojo, Poets & Writers, Cooks Illustrated
Favorite TV shows:
Current-ish: Mad Men, Sopranos, Rome, Deadwood, Carnivale, The Office, This American Life, In Treatment, Battlestar Gallactica, Robot Chicken, Flight of the Conchords, Dexter, Breaking Bad
Classic: Star Trek w/Shatner, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Combat!, Twilight Zone, East Side West Side, Johnny Staccato, Rawhide, Ben Casey, Rockford Files, etc.
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