Chris Blackwell at the New York Public Library

Thankfully, last night’s interview with Chris Blackwell at the main branch of the New York Public Library was not a maudlin tribute to Bob Marley but instead an overview of the great record man’s life in and out of the music business.

Rolling through album covers, song samples, videos and other photographic exhibits, Blackwell was […]

Remembering Bob Marley with Chris Blackwell

Bob Marley and others with Chris Blackwell in the late 70s.

Tonight at the New York Public Library‘s main branch, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell is scheduled to speak on the topic of Bob Marley to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of his passing. Blackwell is not a big public speaker, so it will […]

New PJ Harvey Video "The Last Living Rose"

Next year’s music is seeping through, and here’s a nibble from PJ Harvey’s next album Let England Shake, entitled “The Last Living Rose.” It’s “a short film” by Seamus Murphy, who has created films to accompany the albums remaining 11 songs as well.

After a few semi-experimental albums, it sounds like she is coming […]

In Praise of Andrew WK

If Andrew WK's "I Get Wet" doesn't get your attention, what will?

For all your printing needs, I recommend the Ohio-based Jakprints. Their technology-based approach makes design very convenient and the prices are good too.

I was excited to receive a recent eblast for a Jakprints poster sale which had my pal Andrew W.K.’s […]

Island Records 50th Anniversary – A Celebration

Last night, Sly and Robbie (above) kicked off a week-long celebration for Island Records’ 50th Anniversary, with an all-star reggae concert in London. Grace Jones and Aswad, as well as new artists Tinchy Stryder and VV Brown, were among the performers. Miles Davis’ birthday is a great day to have a party for Island, […]