A fascinating history and critique of the recent concept of creativity and how we got to living in a time of creatives and creative economies and drowning in content.
This book reminded me of one of my first joys of reading philosophy: the interrogation of ideas that I had taken for granted.
Paul Leni made some of the great silent horror films. Waxworks, The Man Who Laughs, and The Last Warning are all worth viewing if silent film interests you.
This one is light Gothic Romance mixed with Screwball Comedy.
Sentimental, silly, and fun. Michelle Yeoh is spectacular as always, but Jamie Lee Curtis as supporting character Deirdre steals the show on a first viewing.
I won tickets through Substrate Radio to see this at Sidewalk. Two of my favorite Birmingham institutions!
Outside of the Spearfinger universe, this is my favorite track by Ghost Food. Dark, brutal, and engaging electronics and sounds. I’m loving this series.
Finders Keepers is one of my favorite labels. They are releasing an amazing array of lost soundtracks. The Possession score, with most of the music not used in the film, was a gem. Diabel is right up there. As a bonus, they’ve released The Devil Tapes, like a composer’s rough draft for the score. Phenomenal.
Hopefully more of the films will become available.
Tachycardie’s Nouvelles et Anciennes Pratiques de Cartographie Amateure mixes field recordings, percussion, electronics, and both improvised and composed techniques. Unique textures, soundscapes, and moods.
I have a new Musicalia playlist if you’re interested. It features some artists listed above, De La Soul, and some classics from Mississippi John Hurt and Jerry Reed.
I just received music for the Antenna Road Collective Orchestra that will be performing on March 5 as part of the three-day Davey Williams Commemorative Guitar Festival happening at the East Village Arts Center.
I’ll post more about it soon.