The End of the Album as the Organizing Principle – A Rebuttal

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Last week I posted my thoughts on the music album’s place in an era of ubiquitous access to music – The End of The Album as The Organizing Principle. I concluded that there was no such place. Early technology for music playback, such as the vinyl record, had created restrictions for artists without ever consulting [...]

When Your Album Sucks – admit it

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Jon Wilde has some hilarious insights into why artists fail to talk about their shitty albums until it’s time to release a new one. His best example is Joss Stone talking about her album – She waited until the release of her third album before conceding that its predecessor, Mind Body & Soul, had been [...]

Isaac Hayes found Dead at Home

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

The Associated Press just announced that soul giant Isaac Hayes has been found dead alongside a treadmill at his home in Memphis. He was 65. RIP. It’s ironic that Hayes’ web site has a picture of him and his friend Bernie Mac who also died on Saturday. Hayes just recently played the Portland Blues Festival.