“The green path takes far more work to even recognize—it takes bushwhacking.”
Tags: a cappella, ani difranco, Anishinaabe, Ansley Simpson, anxiety, bob dylan, Breakwall, canada, conservation, creation stories, ecology, environmental crisis, first nations, Geezhigo-Kwe, grateful dead, guitar, Indigenous, Indigenous people, James Bunton, Justin Trudeau, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Leonard Cohen, M.D. Dunn, Music, neil young, oil industry, PTSD, Seventh Fire Prophecy, She Fell from the Sky, Sky Woman, songwriter, songwriting, spirituality, Stage Fright, The Ramones, Turtle Island, Willie Thrasher
Maybe there is something important about rock and roll now, rock and roll the neglected past tense of a musical form, and that is that it is the music of adults. ...more
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Internationally recognized percussionist, composer, sound designer, and audio archivist Tim Barnes talks with Allyson McCabe about how his musical career has developed and changed, and what he’s up to now.
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Jesse Malin is a lifer in a business that rarely features lifers anymore. ...more
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Many of you will not want to believe that “Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack!” by the Californian punk band the Urinals, is the greatest song ever written, but that is simply because there is some kind of vise or blood-occluding mechanism attached to the thinking and feeling part of your limbic region. ...more
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The Talking Heads were among a crop of epochal, genre-bending artists that emerged from New York City in the mid-70s. The music scene centered around the famous punk club CBGB, where David Byrne and company opened for The Ramones in 1975. In the midst of the rhymically-complex and funky “Electricity,” Byrne repeatedly sings, “I’m charged up.”
Ten years ago today, Attila Ambrus (a.k.a. the “Whiskey Robber”), arguably the worst pro-hockey goalie in history, hastily twisted together a makeshift rope out of computer cables and bedsheets and escaped out a fourth story window of the Budapest City Jail.