Monday, January 16, 2017

A year in reads: 2016

On the turntable:  Captain Beefheart, "Trout Heart Replica"

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Sunday Papers: Honore de Balzac

"A travel book is a chimera in which the imagination must know how to soar on a magic carpet."

On the turntable:  Bruce Springsteen, "The Wrecking Ball"

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016

KJ #87

My review of Kato David Hopkins book, "Dokkiri! Japanese Indies Music 1976-1989: A History and Guide" is in the latest issue of the always wonderful Kyoto Journal. 

Copies make for wonderful Xmas gifts, and are available here:

On the turntable:  Can, "Soon Over Babaluma"
On the nighttable:  Nigel Barley, "Island of Demons"

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday Papers: Knut Hamsun

"I do not hold the perverse belief of old men generally, that I am wiser than I was. And I hope I may never grow wise; ’tis a sign of decrepitude. If I thank God for life, it is not by virtue of any riper wisdom that has come to me with age, but because I have always taken a pleasure in life. Age gives no riper wisdom; age gives nothing but age."
--The Wanderer

On the turntable:  Calexico, "The Guard (sdtk)"

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday Papers: Napolean Bonaparte

"History is a set of lies agreed upon."

On the turntable:  Bruce Springsteen, "The River"

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Cresting Wave of Junya Ishigami

The final piece of the eight-part architecture series for ZenVita, about the fairytale designs of Junya Ishigami...

On the turntable:  Charles Lloyd Quartet, "Paris 1967"