Posts Tagged: guitar

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Jad Fair


If you’re doing what makes you happy, it’s easier for you to be happy, and if you’re lucky, to make others happy too. ...more

Swinging Modern Sounds #73: Prince Rogers Nelson, Guitar Player: A Symposium


I started thinking about additional, more slantwise ways we might talk about his legacy. What if I organized a bunch of guitar players? ...more

Swinging Modern Sounds #72: Urban Pastoral


It’s like a landscape that you can’t know until you’ve seen it through four seasons, until you’ve seen it on days gray and bright. ...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: Swans and Other Lies


As she presses against Patterson, she feels her feet softening, losing gravity. He’s embracing her, willing her to disappear, swallowing her. ...more

Song of the Day: “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me”


Blake Mills is an accomplished studio guitarist who’s worked with a wide variety of impressive names including Lucinda Williams, Conor Oberst, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Ray, Norah Jones, Billy Gibbons, Band of Horses, and others. But Mills’s previous credits were eclipsed by the 2010 release of Break Mirrors, a solo album that earned high praise.


The Rumpus Interview with Banning Eyre


Producer, senior editor, Afropop expert, and author Banning Eyre talks about his new book, Lion Songs, a 15-years-in-the-making biography of Zimbabwe’s legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo. ...more