So does let me off the self-description hook? Because I often don’t feel like it and I feel it’s a poor use of energy.
“The character of artistic identity is always open, altering and evolving, consistent in its non-stop changing and progressing, stable towards its non-stability, renegotiated and seen from different, even contrasting, perceptions. Through research, practice and self-reflection the artist does not create a fixed and non-changeable identity but a gateway leading into the infinite world of knowledge and fantasy.”
Hello, Tumblr readers. This is Jonathan Cohen, the show’s music booker.
We feel so lucky to bring you great music every night on the show, and today, we’re going to try something a little different. We’re thrilled to be premiering the song “Shiner ‘92” from the forthcoming Rodan compilation, “Fifteen Quiet Years,” which will be released by Touch & Go Records on June 11.
Rodan was a short-lived but hugely influential quartet from Louisville, Ky., who broke up soon after the release of their only album, 1994’s “Rusty.” They also happen to be one of my all-time favorite bands (for proof, here’s an essay I wrote last summer when Rodan’s Jason Noble passed away). We hope you’ll check out the song, and if you like it, more of their music on your platform of choice.
Together for the first time, Scott Walker’s first five solo albums on vinyl and CD. Cut and mastered from the original tapes and presented with their original artwork, The Collection showcases Scott’s self-written material alongside his much documented interpretations of composers such as Jacques Brel. Out on Universal – June 3rd 2013
The five albums brought together here, released by Scott Walker between 1967 and 1970 are: Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4 and ‘Til The Band Comes In. One of the most unique and intriguing artists to emerge in the 60s, these albums are essential to understanding the compelling and fascinating artistry of Scott Walker.
I have a Scott 4 reissue from Four Men With Beards, which sounds only okay. They might have the first four records available, but a really well done LP version of this would be worth it for a lot of young and old fans, I think.
This is not the time for certain miserable cowards to send brave men and women into danger to make war on other innocents, in the name of hunting down other miserable cowards.
Just as every positive thought/feeling/action comes from the same pool, no matter what people call it, so does every injustice/wrongdoing/destructive action come from another pool. Unfortunately, the bizarre nature of faith means the two pools get the same names applied to them by people with divergent ideas of what right and wrong are.
We have proven ourselves incompetent to secure the retribution we seek. We don’t need to know the name of the god that this crime was done in the name of, because it only poisons the names of quiet majorities who use the same term of reverence to describe the goodness in themselves that they attribute to that other pool. We justify our thoughtless punishment of innocent men, women, and children by those false associations. That we make this mistake over and over again will never justify a crime like this, but it destroys our potential to overcome and fight back.