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Twitter / maximolly: Neneh Cherry, playing for the ...
Neneh Cherry, playing for the first time in the US since 1992. She’s fantastic.
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july 2014 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: Articles: Grind to Get It
"When my music starts moving forward, it's helping me get more and more out the streets. I'm starting to get more show opportunities to supplement my income and take care of my family. There's ways to make money in music; you just have to go about it in different areas, other than selling a solid, physical record."
music  hiphop  internet  economy  media  pitchfork  entertainment  disruption  myspace  social  socialnetworking 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: Poptimist: Poptimist #28
The characters who do come across as free spirits-- able to act without taking these identity-building games into consideration-- are generally outsiders: an exoticized foreign sexpot and the final issue's hip-hop fan protagonist. This fellow is Phonogram's most likable character, and it's a delight to see him rampage across his spotlight issue high on music and get a happy ending on the way. But he doesn't get his latent phonomancy activated by the Busta Rhymes or disco he's been depicted as loving. No, what sends him magical is TV on the Radio's "Wolf Like Me".

This struck me as an odd choice-- why would a casual rap dude get a power-up from one of 2006's most critically acclaimed indie rock songs?
comics  music  pitchfork  criticism  rock  writing  art 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: Carrie Brownstein Talks Sleater-Kinney, Acting, Writing, and More
CB: No. I mean, I'm always trying to encourage people not to limit themselves in the same way that many of our parents stayed with one job forever. I've realized that I have a lot of different loves, and I want to pursue writing, but I can never divorce myself from music. When I talked to you, I probably was at that point in playing music where I was likely taking it for granted. That tends to happen after you've been doing it for so long. But once you're away from music, I realize that's as intrinsic to who I am as anything else. That's the part that takes me out of my brain. As you probably know as a writer, anything that can do that for you is kind of a huge relief. So, I mean, it does feel great to be writing, but the process is sometimes excruciating. And nothing is as nice as plugging in your guitar and turning up the volume really loud, just seeing what kind of beautiful noise you can make with it.
pitchfork  interviews  music  creativity  work  guitar  attention  acting 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Luomo's "Convivial" | Pitchfork
The marvel, and perhaps the necessity of the Luomo project, is bound up in the shock of physical intimacy; pleasurable, overwhelming, and at times a little scary. "Am I really feeling this?" "Is it you who is making me feel this way?" Yes, and yes.
pitchfork  music  reviews  relationships  aesthetics 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pete Seeger | Pitchfork
"[W]hen we came to those last two words again I said "let's get some harmony!" So I stopped playing guitar and held out my two hands again, palm up and waist high. But then I raised the hands three inches to keep them holding those notes. Then a few seconds later, I raised them another three or four inches. They all had to take new breaths to keep singing. Now there are 1,000 people sitting on the lawn at the end of the Clearwater Festival, the Clearwater is out sailing back and forth on the Hudson as they watch the sun go down over Hook Mountain, and all I know is that 15 seconds had gone by and they were still harmonizing. So I kept raising my hands, more and more, and I think it went on for about 30 seconds, more and more harmony. Finally, my hands were as high as I could hold them, I couldn't raise them any higher. There were sopranos singing way high notes, and basses singing low, and people looking around at each other. They'd never heard such harmony."
music  folk  rock  social  interviews  pitchfork 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
David Byrne | Pitchfork
"[...] I did go over to London a couple of times, but only one time did we work for a week solid. The rest of the time was this back and forth. Brian (Eno) pointed out that it's nice for both of us to be able to kind of live with the tracks, not feel the urge to respond right away to what someone else had done. I could work out a tentative melody to something, then work out little changes over the course of a few days or weeks or whatever, whereas in a recording studio working immediately with somebody, the pressure is on to perform and do something right away. So this took a lot of that out. I mean, there was still pressure to keep stuff going back and forth, but it was over days as opposed to hours or minutes. [...]"
creativity  art  music  work  writing  rock  pitchfork  interview 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Silent Party #3
"For classic rock programmers and consultants, part of this conservative cultivation was canon-creation, and they closed ranks around a white, hyper-masculine notion of rock music."
music  pitchfork  rock  radio  marketing  business  corporations  media  history  criticism 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Resonant Frequency #58
"[T]here are two other reasons why covers are the lifeblood of the indie rock blogsphere. There's the desire to hear something familiar, and the dearth of really good songs. They're hard to write. Better to sing a good song that you haven't written than a
culture  essay  music  pitchfork  rock  songwriting  creativity  art 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War: Pitchfork Record Review
"Even when she seems wrong, or dippy, or maybe a little batty, she's still a ridiculously compelling and likable personality. This is something no one should criticize in music: recognizable, complex, three-dimensional character."
pitchfork  music  reviews  identity  aesthetics 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Resonant Frequency #48
"If one can be a virtuoso of a beat as simple as a programmed 4/4 kick, then Voigt is certainly a virtuoso. A device with its roots in disco -- music for partying -- becomes in his hands an instrument of tension and existential dread."
music  pitchfork  songwriting  dancing  dance  creativity 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Resonant Frequency #57
"Certain songs seem so structurally robust, so well put together, that they always work. Maybe these songs are perfect. Which isn't necessarily to say that they're the greatest songs or my favorite songs."
music  pitchfork  toread  songwriting  1980s  radio 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Resonant Frequency #56
"When I was younger I was a cobra/ In every case I wanted to be cool/ Now that I'm older and sub-space is colder/ I just want to say something true"
music  pitchfork  english  language  poetry  songwriting 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Interview: The Gutter Twins
"[Y]ou make music to move people and you don't get to pick who you move. You just don't. It's exclusionary and elitist and I just never felt that way about music, of all things. The great unifier."
music  pitchfork  creativity  songwriting 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Poptimist #13
"The world isn't divided into free thinkers and mindless herds-- everyone knows when they're being spun a line, they just don't always worry about the same spinners you do."
culture  marketing  music  pitchfork  corporations  business  aging 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Interview: St. Vincent
"You just don't want to have dig yourself into that hole where you write something that you don't feel like you can own night after night. It has to be real for you. You have to be in it and invested in it. [...]"
interview  music  pitchfork  songwriting  creativity 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Interview: Autechre
"It's like you can get a little bit philosophical about it-- there's not much room for deviation, yet if you manage to crack it, there then you can express things that actually do sound unique and genuinely original."
pitchfork  interview  creativity  work  aesthetics  music  electronica 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Morrissey: Greatest Hits: Pitchfork Record Review
"'There's a naked man standing laughing in your dreams/ You know who it is, but you don't like what it means': Who else would sing that?"
pop  uk  pitchfork  reviews  songwriting 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Poptimist #11
"Sometimes I've been called a "relativist" as a critic, implying that I don't think you can be right or wrong about music. That isn't true-- what I believe is that being wrong about music should never matter."
pitchfork  music  criticism  aesthetics  reviews  beauty 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Forkcast: New Music: The Wordless Music Orchestra: "Popcorn Superhet Receiver" (composed by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood)
"In a recent performance recorded live at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York, Brad Lubman conducts the Wordless Music Orchestra for the U.S. debut of Popcorn Superhet Receiver."
pitchfork  classical  classicalmusic  music  nyc 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Puritan Blister #29
"BRYAN: You're not going to stop, are you? ROBERT: Said the inventor of smooth jazz."
pitchfork  bobdylan  fiction  jazz  humor 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Interview: Manu Chao
"It's difficult to think about what's going to be traditional in 500 years. Maybe traditional will be Motörhead. They will find a CD of Motörhead and say, oh, that's the music they listened to 500 years ago."
music  pitchfork  interview  activism  songwriting 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Interview: Iggy Pop
"The west is not gonna save itself through cause marketing potential any more than the east did through collective farming. These are sad things. They upset me."
interview  music  pitchfork  punk 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: M.I.A. Confronts the Haters
"Yesterday I read like five magazines in the airplane -- it was a nine hour flight -- and three out of five magazines said 'Diplo: the mastermind behind M.I.A.'s politics!' And I was wondering, does that stem from [Pitchfork]?"
pitchfork  music  interviews  interview 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Get That Out Of Your Mouth #37
"Instead of pretending they don't read the paper, the Jack Whites of the world have to nut up and start fighting for love, truth and justice. The pundits can tell us that we're teetering over the chasm. Our pop culture can pull us back."
pitchfork  politics  society  music  activism  culture 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork: Interview: Feist
"I wanted to live where I made the record. I didn't want to take any vehicle in the morning to go to work. We slept upstairs and it was like summer camp."
interviews  pitchfork  canada  songwriting  music 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Interview: Tom Waits
"There is no such thing as nonfiction. There is no such thing as truth. People who really know what happened aren't talking. And the people who don't have a clue, you can't shut them up."
nonfiction  fiction  music  poetry  songwriting  creativity  friendship  story  journalism  documentary  behavior  interview  pitchfork 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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