Mikael Kennedy is one of my favorite photographers. From the first time I saw his work, I had the feeling not just that I wanted to see more of it, but that I wanted to be in it: to go to those places, to find out who those people are in his photographs. And the […]
Martin de Thurah’s videos have a mystery to them that I think is amazing. At times, it’s very much on the surface: a strange costume, elements of sci-fi. But often there’s just something indescribably beautiful and weird in the way he frames an apple tree, in the way he launches you straight into a story without exposition, in the way he makes you feel as if something is off but you can’t figure out what it is.
Appalshop, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, is a great resource for anyone interested in Appalachian music, culture and history. It’s dedicated to giving voice to people of the region to tell their own story. You can watch lots of great performances and clips from documentaries they’ve made on their website and stream their radio station as well. […]
Right now, I’m getting ready for the June 7 release of my new record, The Jessamine County Book of the Living [listen to the first track off it below], and looking forward to getting in the van and touring the US for the next three months. I’ve also been having a lot of fun making […]
I love traditional Chinese music and Liu Fang is amazing on two of my favorite instruments: the ghuzeng and the pipa. I don’t have a deep knowledge of this music, just a nerdy love of it, so the best thing I can do is just point you to Liu Bang completely destroying on the pipa […]
An advice column for women wanting some help understanding the mystery of dudes, but an hilarious and thoughtful read for anyone, dude problems or no. Part of why I like it so much is that it can be really funny without being at all snarky or mean or cooler than thou. It’s funny and dirty […]
This documentary is several years old, but new to me. Two of my heroes talking about music: so great! And rarely is something so insightful and unintentionally wacky at the same time. Stick it out till Björk likens Pärt’s compositions to a conversation between Pinochio and a cricket. What? Björk at her Björk-iest.
Ned Wenlock is an animator, designer and illustrator from New Zealand. I found out about his work from his incredible Apache video. I just love the inventiveness and playfulness of his work, and the way he can get so much energy and emotion out of such simple and economical designs.
I fell in love with Superjail from episode one and I was worried that there might not be a season 2. But it’s back! It’s probably not safe for work, has endless super graphic violence (though cartoon), and sometimes it’s just plain wrong. If you crossed the HBO series Oz with a Bosch painting and a Trapper Keeper bursting with drawings of unicorns and dragons and robots, that would be kind of something like Superjail!