Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Vangelis pairs with Yes vocalist Jon Anderson for some tuneful pleading beyond the moons of Jupiter in 1975. Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey works with Jo Callis of Human League and Roger Taylor of Queen in 1985.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Notes: The Trypes and Yung Wu were both projects related to The Feelies, as you can certainly divine from the songs, the latter a cover of Phil Manzanera's Big Day (which features production and vocal duties handled by Brian Eno). Chunky, Novi & Ernie was an early Laurie Wood band - production handled by Mr. John Cale. German opera singer and film actress Gerty Molzen turned in this cover of Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side in 1985, at age 80 and assisted by Gerd Plez of German new-wave group Hong Kong Syndicate (their catalogue is a difficult slog with a few interesting highlights, I assure you). She performed it on Late Night with David Letterman in 1986.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Douglas Coupland was in Toronto for the IDS 2013 (Interior Design Show)... I interviewed him and we spoke about his new line of furniture with Vancouver design company switzercultcreative, Brooke Shields, iconic chairs of the 20th century (Warhol, Eames, et al.), and his brother, the taxidermist. We didn't get around to talking about books, but he did talk about writing and escritoires.