I had the privilege of being swooned for the second time by Phillip Glass last week with a live performance by his orchestra of Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance. He is one mind-opening, altering, and exploding genius.
I discovered Arthur Russell’s music about four years ago when the reissues were getting around. I was hooked. He collaborated with everyone from Phillip Glass to Allen Ginsberg. He was big in the New York downtown scene, as all my favorites are. He sadly died of AIDS in 1992 at age 40, cutting a brilliant [...]