Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tinto Brass

An article on Attraction can be found here.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tim Maia -- "Let's Have A Ball Tonight"

Tim Maia recorded a fair amount of songs in English. Here's one of the lesser known ones on his own label.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tropicalia in Furs

Our man Joel has a great record store near our studio. You can read about it here. He has a new compilation album with some jackets in 3-D and there's a short movie about it here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Grunge Speak in the New York Times

I'm surprised how many people don't know this story. It's one of my favorites.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tim Lawrence -- Love Saves The Day

This is the book to read if you're interested in The Loft, The Sanctuary, The Continental Baths, or the Paradise Garage. This is the book to read if you're interested in Francis Grasso, Nicky Siano, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, and David Mancuso. This is the book to read if you're interested in Tom Moulton and Walter Gibbons. And this is the book to read if you're interested in the dance records of Gamble and Huff, Norman Whitfield, Loleatta Holloway, Georgio Moroder, and Eddie Kendricks.

Also, it lays the context and meaning of the "Disco Sucks" movement and calls it out for its homophobic motivations. Besides, The Stones, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney all made disco records. I assume that people in the "Disco Sucks" movement were fans of those artists.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Wu Tang Manual

I love this book. RZA's approach to music includes just about every one of his interests combined. The melding of philosophy, numerology, martial arts, comics, cinema, and soul music is, in their best moments, seamless. This book got me a little closer to understanding his process and vision.