Archive for June, 2012

Pere Ubu Breath

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Kevin Greenspon

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Here’s some nice sounds and sights by Kevin Greenspon of the equally nice Bridgetown Records label. There’s so much spacey/ambient synth releases these days but these tracks stand out by avoiding the ubiquitous sounds and approaches and bringing something unique to the table. Lotta good stuff.

RIP Ray Bradbury

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

This blog is beginning to feel a bit like an obituary column. Is it some kind of weird end of the world (as we know it) 2012 phenomenon or is just that a lot of the people who have been influential over the last century are of the age to begin moving on to the next plane en masse? Whatever the case it’s sad to see so many who have guided our imaginations, aspirations, tastes and visions, leaving. Who will replace someone like Ray Bradbury? One of my favorite works of his is the lesser known one, Dandelion Wine. On the surface it’s an amazingly vivid and rich look at life in the midwest in the late 1920’s but it also has a deeper layer of the metaphysical and darker layers of reality that lie below the surface. Fittingly, there is a theme running through the story about death. Death of people but also of things, technologies, ways of life and even memories. “SO IF TROLLEYS AND RUNABOUTS AND FRIENDS AND NEAR FRIENDS CAN GO AWAY FOR A WHILE OR GO AWAY FOREVER, OR RUST, OR FALL APART OR DIE, AND IF PEOPLE CAN BE MURDERED, AND IF SOMEONE LIKE GREAT-GRANDMA, WHO WAS GOING TO LIVE FOREVER, CAN DIE…IF ALL OF THIS IS TRUE…THEN…I, DOUGLAS SPAULDING, SOME DAY, MUST…” – Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

Lemonade

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

nice slow jam from these dudes. Erasure and George Michael feeling!