Angel Haze, “White Lilies / White Lies” Listen here | Download here written by Judith Shimer “If you’re cool with it, right, I need you to go back to remembering that you’re a poet.” Angel Haze doesn’t need to… Read More... "White Lilies / White Lies"
A. R. Rahman, “Ye Jo Des Hai Tera” (from the film Swades) Listen here | Download here written by Mukta Phatak The summer between my sophomore and junior year of high school, I took a volunteer trip to Sidhbari,… Read More... "Ye Jo Des Hai Tera"
Artists United Against Apartheid, “Sun City” (from Sun City) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlMdYpnVOGQ written by Noah Baerman Quick, what “charity rock” song from the 1980s had more participants who became members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame than “We Are… Read More... "Sun City"
Kinan Azmeh, “A Sad Morning, Every Morning” Listen here | Download here written by Lianna Portnoy I moved to New York City just over five years ago. Moving to the biggest city in the country at the height of… Read More... "A Sad Morning, Every Morning"
Kanye West, “We Don’t Care” *WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE* Listen here | Download here written by Josh Smith “Put these on dude, you gotta hear this.” It was 2004. We were hanging out in the gym at lunch, spending yet… Read More... "We Don’t Care"
Billy Bragg, “A New England” Listen here | Download here written by Matt Bernstein No one has come closer to pinning down the elusive secret to making hit records than Berry Gordy, the figurehead of Motown, who gave the… Read More... "A New England"
Marjan Mozetich, “Postcards from the Sky” Listen here | Download here written by Mel Hsu The first time and only time I played this piece, I was 16 years old and fearless. We were just a bunch of kids… Read More... "Postcards from the Sky"
Posted by Dave Kopperman Yesenia suggested that we head over to the Nyack* street fair. Beautiful day for it, too – the storm yesterday took itself and all of its horrible heatmidity with it, leaving today beautiful and bright. Perhaps… Read More... "Vinyl at the Street Fair"
Posted by Dave Kopperman I live in a small, somewhat storied town in the lower Hudson River Valley called Tappan. Having a history isn’t much of an achievement – hang around for long enough and you’re sure to end up… Read More... "Secret Origins"
Posted by Dave Kopperman Since the first incarnation of my old blog, for years – literally – I’d been threatening to do a large, long post about the band I consider to be the best of all American rock acts,… Read More... "The Hidden Giant"