Category Archives: Art


Andrew Hill, Compulsion!!!!! Via wiki: “Hill created a unique idiom that utilized chromatic, modal, and occasionally ‘free’ improvisation. Although usually categorized as ‘avant-garde’, Hill’s music bears little resemblance to the free atonality and extended improvisations of Cecil Taylor and others. Like … Continue reading

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This Vice piece on New York Hardcore, narrated by Tim Armstrong, is cool enough by itself, but forward to 11:45 for a section on the hardcore scene in South Korea.

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“Far Louder Than Most”

Sonny Sharrock, Black Woman Sonny Sharrock was an interesting guy.  He’s best known for writing and performing the theme music for Space Ghost Coast To Coast.  But he came out of free jazz and is responsible for some deeply weird, deeply amazing … Continue reading

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Daegu, South Korea.

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“We got thrown out of there!”

Sonic Highways, interviews with Ian MacKaye and Bad Brains I haven’t liked anything involving Dave Grohl since about 1993 or so.  I can’t just passively let the Foo Fighters go — their over-polished riffage makes my skin crawl.  The fact … Continue reading

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This Is Good News For John McCain

The “Palin Brawl” tapes are genuinely a thing of beauty and a joy forever. And Track Palin is apparently 25 years old.  For a decorated veteran, it’s strange that he sounds like a twelve year old who just pooped his pants. … Continue reading

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“Two TV Sets and Two Cadillac Cars”

Velvet Underground, “Rock And Roll” Without V.U. I’m not sure I would have made it past high school.  Them and The Replacements. R.I.P. Lou.

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Punk In Drublic

No Brain, “Necktie” Veteran Korean punks No Brain just got signed to a major US label by none other than Seymour Stein.  The JoongAng Daily promptly buries the lede: “Although most Koreans think that producers and talent agencies control their … Continue reading

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Man or Astro-Man?, “Defcon 5” live From the MoA-M? wiki: “Alpha Clones: In 1998 Man or Astro-man? sent a group of ‘clones’ out on the road to tour. The clones had names similar to their original counterparts: Birdstuff became Dorkstuff, Coco became … Continue reading

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“We Bop Hard”

Shabazz Palaces live. Seeing these guys tonight in lurvely Daegu.  Very stoked, even if it’s a Wednesday night and I am old and creaky and no longer get my freak on that much on school-nights.

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