Ever since last Christmas I wanted to record a Christmas tune, and of course, do it my way. I even started one up but didn’t finish. But this year I was determined to do so. So I started recording Winter Wonderland a couple of weeks ago in my downtown New York apartment studio. What came […]
U2 recorded a song called New York on their All That You Can’t Leave Behind LP, and another one after 9/11. I recorded my own tribute, We Rock for NY, in 2008. The city built on industry, money, power, wealth inequality, artistry, can be seen as a microcosm of the world. New York today is a completely different city than 40 years ago, with a new mix of people.
Sometimes art says something, and we don’t know quite what the heck it is, but the pure thought it immediately plants in our mind is immeasurable. That’s what I would say about Tightspot by David Bryne. While I was hanging with a friend in the gallery district of New York we walked by this humongous balloon globe beneath the High Line and were blown away. And yes it is THAT David Byrne from Talking Heads.
I’ve always believed that pop music can be more. You can call it the gospel of rock and pop. That’s the initial concept behind my latest EP, Glasnost, but it was furthered by what I saw happening in the world: revolutions in the middle east, the election of the first black president of America.
Marcella Silva makes universe scale art installations almost on the visual scale of Anish Kapoor or Richard Sera. Her objects are almost surreal in form and often spotlight a highly emotive image of the color spectrum. She is someone with an original idea and isn’t afraid to think big.
One word for La Jovenc. Genius. I came across him some time around 2007 and he blew my mind with his musical experiments. One in particular where he used all sampled insect sounds to create fantastic soundscapes. He greatly influenced my first recordings. I did a song called My Favorite People, where I directly used […]