Who stood for art and beauty and sex and expression, long after public judgment?
If these thankfully human Aliens cannot bring us together, then Earth is without hope.
“It was created from original drawings by John Lennon and a soundtrack that I also edited together, consisting of snatches of conversation between John and Yoko and song excerpts.”
Bunyan’s long journey and hushed paeans to family are existential lessons wrapped in three sonic chapters.
When last we spoke, DJ Shadow reminded me that the internet is not our savior. He might as well have added that saviors do not exist.
As the dust of the 20th century the Beatles dominated depixelates into memory, Lennon is quietly hacking their legacies to create lasting multimedia of his own.
Pixies are still making great music, and I’m happy to still be listening and interviewing them about it.
Although soul sister Sharon Jones is continually referred to as a throwback to a funkier 20th century, she’s here, now, and still fighting to bring more humanity (and less autotune) to our increasingly digital music. And we’re all the better for it.
Unbowed, the Pixies’ reconstructed band, and brand, now soldiers ahead with street and market cred to spare.
“My dad’s soundtracks were always psychedelic.”
Certainly, that seems to be our deep-seated fear, that this kind of violence will become part of the fabric of our lives.
“Funnily enough, we’re written about in a much more accurate way now than at the time, when it was just underwater guitar, millions of overdubs and mumbled vocals.”
“It has been a long road but this seems to be the only path forward.”
Pinback’s Rob Crow and Zach Smith touch down on a prehistoric planet in the new music video, “Sherman.”
One man’s crap made-for-TV movie becomes another fan’s Pythonesque art trip, and the popular tastes of the ensuing decades makes up the difference. Who’s your Walrus now?
“Three Mile Pilot is definitely a ‘when the stars align’ band.”
“This record has a pretty heavy gnostic sci-fi element.”
“Every new band starts out with a blank page and no history.”
Beatles geeks, Occupy populists and postmodern fiction nerds should merge sweetly, and sourly, in Norwegian Wood, director Tran Anh Hung’s adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s 1987 novel.
“‘Sophistructure’ is the idea of creating a structured lifestyle plan around sophistry,” Crow told me. “Which is, of course, impossible.”
“I’m all about trying to reduce my level of ADD.”
How’s this for postmodern circularity?
Living in the Material World explores the so-called quiet Beatle‘s storied career using previously unseen archival materials and movies, as well as revealing interviews with Paul McCartney, Terry Gilliam, Eric Clapton and more.