Cyberman and punks invade Edinburgh c 1983
David Bowie’s mugshot
David Byrne and Annie Clark (St.Vincent)
"The better a singer’s voice, the harder it is to believe what they’re saying"
Cohen’s 13th album creates a space for slow-moving reflection that expands with each listen. The tarpit-voiced raconteur’s songs unfold like dirty canticles, with room for both jokes and profundities.
After you get done deleting the new U2 record from your itunes go listen to the stream of the amazing new album from Leonard Cohen called “Popular Problems”.
In some ways it feels life a lifetime ago and in others it feels like only yesterday. It is one of those moments in life you will never forget. Being glued to the radio in my work truck listening to Howard Stern describe what was happening only miles away from from him. It was so devastating that I couldn’t believe it was actually real and not some “War of the Worlds”’ radio stunt. It of course was all to real and changed many things forever. Being in Ohio and not near a large city at the time I wasn’t fearful for mine or my families safety because it was happening far away. Only realizing later that directly above most of us in northeast Ohio was Flight 93.
Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…