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My Own Private Hawaii—Alfred Apaka: “My Isle of Golden Dreams”

My Own Private Hawaii—Alfred Apaka: “My Isle of Golden Dreams”

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.

Blood, Sweat & Vinyl: Introduction: Dropping the Needle

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.

Terrible Political Change, What Is It Good For? Well, Art, Actually

As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.

The Three Disputed Sources of the Electric Guitar

We know who can play it, but who was the first person to add electricity to the garden-variety guitar?

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