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3 things about Compton Bennett’s THE SEVENTH VEIL

The Seventh Veil [1945] 1. “If you can’t think anything better, play chromatic scales or a five fingers exercise. But spare me that suburban shopgirl trash!” 2. Hugh McDermott’s murky American accent. 3. Those last two shots nearly ruin the … Continue reading

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3 things about Lori Felker’s FUTURE LANGUAGE: THE DIMENSIONS OF VON LMO

Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO [2018] 1. “The life of a head of lettuce is very short.” 2. A cat explores the manuscript. 3. The color green is an evil octagon. Far out.

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3 things about Sophie Fiennes’ GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [2017] 1. Her lipstick on the mic. 2. Opening an oyster. “I wish my pussy was this tight.” 3. Mirrored bowler and green lasers.

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One year ago today.

On 17 February 2017 Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake (and, just out of frame, Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, and Jon Doyle) convened at Electrical Audio in Chicago and, with the assistance of engineer Greg Norman, started laying down some sweet tunes … Continue reading

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3 things about Colin Hanks’ ALL THINGS MUST PASS: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOWER RECORDS

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records [2015] 1. The first record Russ ever bought was “San Antonio Rose,” by Bob Wills. 35 cents. 2. A display: Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First next to A Taste … Continue reading

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Update: the sounds of ROY’S WORLD

Last night Jason Adasiewicz and I met up to discuss the soundtrack of Roy’s World, which is moving forward quite nicely. We’re cooking up some really cool ideas. This is the first time I’ve been able to work with a … Continue reading

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Winter Sequence.

Every December I try to freshen up my holiday listening by adding some new music to the rotation. This year it’s a piece by Leonard Feather and Ralph Burns, “Winter Sequence, A Seasonal Suite for Rhythmic Reindeer.” Dating from 1954, … Continue reading

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