When Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros started off back in 2007, they had a vision of egalitarian unity with unofficial leader and main vocalist, Alex Ebert, at the helm. However, three albums into their experiment, Ebert noticed it was becoming less of a community of merry pranksters and more of a business venture. With […]
As voted for by my ‘friends’ on Facebook… This isn’t my personal list. You can tell that. The top entry is one of the very few occasions where I prefer another version to Nina’s. Who was it that said pop and politics shouldn’t mix? A white man, no doubt. 1. Strange Fruit “Slavery has never been […]
Music played in week 1 of KMB003. This was for the general introductory lecture + tutorial. Most of the quotes below are mine. Click on the song title for the link. 1. Destiny’s Child – Survivor (ft. Da Brat) Never even knew this song till I saw Beyoncé perform it last year, surrounded by clouds […]
Here’s someone making empowered, brilliant pop on her own terms and no one needed to get paraded around in their knickers.
One person’s Starbucks is another’s precious recorded-over Daniel Johnston tape.
Everything is slightly confused and blurred like a Trafalgar Square night bus home.
Week 2 of my lectures in Creative Performer 2 at QUT. Persuasion, propaganda, attempt to change the status quo. And that’s just my teaching style.
They deserve better than this. And so does anyone who ever cared about them.
Kimbra. She’s like Lykke Li, only really fucking perky.
Collapse Board. We criticise because we care.