Carl Moon shot incredibly iconic photos of Native Americans in the early 1900s, which became used by legendary pre-depression ad campaigns for companies such as Stetson. He shot a lot of photos among Pueblo tribe, who he traveled with and whose members he befriended. There’s a quiet strength in each photograph that also evokes a […]
Recorded in one take one late night near the old Echo Park stomping grounds of Tom Waits and Bukowski (Alverado and Temple, LA street fans), Greatest Unknown came out as I think it was meant to be. I tried to re-sing the lead vocal a few times, but we just decided to keep the first […]
I probably met Shakey Graves in a divey venue in Los Angeles with a few people in it, but I can’t be sure. It seems the most likely. Needless to say, I was an instant fan of his music. Totally lo-fi, unique and undeniably badass. A great live show and a swell fella.
British. Brilliant. Benedict Cumberbatch. Do I need to go on? The Sherlock BBC series consists (so far) of six full length features put together as one gripping series. Martin Freeman is so good you forget he was in the Office. Shot with wit, sex and style by the talented director, Paul McGuigan who I’m incredibly […]
SModcast is in my opinion the funniest podcast download on iTunes. Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s genesis seems to have been that two friends thought it would be a good way to stop the third friend potentially committing suicide. The aforementioned suicidal one is easily one of the funniest human beings […]
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012, Ned Beauman’s second book is filthy, funny and endlessly interesting. One of the most exciting young writers out there, his books are a joy to read.
I first discovered Karen Dalton through a friend and she features in the Bob Dylan autobiography, ‘Chronicles’, where Dylan says she had ‘a voice like Billie Holiday and played guitar like Jimmy Reed’. This clip is taken from a French TV show at her then home in Summerville, Colorado, in 1970. She struggled with addiction […]