Still Saying It Loud: Kendrick Lamar and James Brown

If you pay attention to the threads of music history, music and politics have a complicated interwoven pattern. The political thread comes and goes, particularly in certain trends of pop music. But in 2016, the thread of politics is inextricably intertwined with pop music innovation, and it is perhaps more visible than ever. Kendrick Lamar … Continue reading Still Saying It Loud: Kendrick Lamar and James Brown

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Lester & Billie: BFFS

I have written a LOT about Lester Young. Seriously - if you love testing your patience and want to give yourself a¬†particularly gruelling challenge, go check out my 85 page wanderings through his fascinating life. For anyone who -shockingly - doesn't want to invest the time, here's a brief synopsis: Born just outside of New … Continue reading Lester & Billie: BFFS