The first installment of Joel Gunz’s music column Blood, Sweat & Vinyl examines the greatest hits album, My Isle of Golden Dreams, by Alfred Apaka.
Jesse Valencia interviews prolific musician Ben Lee about his latest projects, tours, and his partnership with actor (and now singer/songwriter) Josh Radnor.
Blood, Sweat & Vinyl is a music column by Joel Gunz sharing records that are the soundtrack to his life, examining each album critically, and providing their historical context—exploring why they mattered when they were created, and why they continue to matter now.
Despite the popularity of streaming apps, the reality is that those who created the music see very little of the money.
The name Beethoven has stood for centuries, but the man’s life and the challenges he overcame are as towering as the symphonies he constructed.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib. (Two Dollar Radio)
We know who can play it, but who was the first person to add electricity to the garden-variety guitar?
Never really noticed the drummer? Think they’re superfluous? It’s high time you brushed up on your drummers and stopped beating them up.
As I’ve learned through frequent bitter experiences, what I think song lyrics are, they frequently are not. Science explains why the brain misses the point. But my heart still hurts.