Mouth on Fire: Duncan Sheik (and friends) At Town Hall

Posted on November 17, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Music | Leave a Comment

I’m on a high, and there’s nothing more to it – listening to Duncan Sheik at Town Hall this past Thursday was definitely one of my year’s highlights. And I’m not exaggerating. If you’re one of my Last.fm buddies, you probably understand just how obsessed I am with his music – apparently I listen to […]

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What’s the Artist Got To Do With it, Anyway?

Posted on October 26, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Music, Writing | 1 Comment

Not too long ago, I wrote a love letter to Roving Hearts, identifying Waltz for Koop as a gem within the world of nu-jazz (or whatever you want to call it) -seamlessly sampling decades of jazz to produce new classics that, note for note stand alongside their predecessors. I still consider myself a Koop-a Troopa […]

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Quick Pick: Waltz for Koop

Posted on October 24, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing | 1 Comment

The first time I heard the Swedish duo Koop (Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson) on Last.fm, I thought something had gone colossally wrong with the site. In a desperate attempt to wean myself off Massive Attack‘s dangerously addictive album Mezzanine, I had been tuned into their similar artists station, hoping to find other electronica and […]

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Emilie Simon – The Cutting Room Experience

Posted on September 25, 2008 - Filed Under Everything and Nothing, Music | Leave a Comment

As I write this, my eyes are getting heavier by the minute; the clock ticks perilously to 2 AM, and every fiber of my being is calling for the warm bed behind me. But I dare not finish the day before telling you about my awesome evening – getting to hear Emilie Simon (a noted […]

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