Blues music is music that’s filled with emotion, it is music that deeply moves the listener by expressing all the anguish and heartbreak of life. In his 1974 album Winter In America, Gil Scott-Heron wrote a song called “H2OGate Blues” and although the track comments on the Watergate […]
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You can never predict what a piece of art will influence, in fact many times something from one genre will unexpectedly impact another. For example, remember a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character named Snagglepuss? He was a pink mountain lion who wore nothing but a collar, a tie, and a […]
Remember a rapper named Panama P.I.? Discogs lists his real name as Teddy Cubia and as far as I know he’s from Queens New York but the rest is a mystery. If you don’t recall, Panama was an East Coast rapper who, during the late ’90s helped a […]
From her voice to her clothes, hair, and makeup, Siouxsie Sioux has always looked and sounded different. Artists ranging from Björk, Florence And The Machine, M.I.A., to Sleigh Bells owe a lot to her; whether it’s their outward appearance, their alternative musical taste, or their vocal style, there […]
As someone who has been critical of A$AP Rocky’s previous albums, not to mention his complicity with casual racism, I have to give respect when it’s deserved. With his third studio album Testing, Rocky has finally made an LP that flows well from beginning to end, taking the […]
Call O’ Da Wild was a Hip-Hop duo who released a handful of memorable singles during the golden era. According to Discogs, the group consisted of Harlem rappers Barron Ricks and Angelo Campanioni, but to be honest I had no idea who or where they were from, only […]
The 1986 animated film When The Wind Blows is a brilliant anti-nuclear movie adapted from the book of the same name by Raymond Briggs. The script is written by Briggs himself and is directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, a Japanese American animator whose relatives died in Hiroshima. The […]