The 80’s :: The clouds will be a daisy chain

Video Killed the Radio Star :: Siouxsie & the Banshees :: Dear Prudence Dear Prudence, a cover of a song The Beatles made famous, appeared on Siouxsie and the Banshees' album Hyaena, in 1983. I remember thinking the video was hypnotic and the song, though familiar, took me by surprise. This would mark the first time I … Continue reading The 80’s :: The clouds will be a daisy chain

The 80’s :: And she’s watching him with those eyes

"And I'm lookin' in the mirror all the time, wondering what she don't see in me. I've been funny, I've been cool with the lines; ain't that the way loves supposed to be?" History lesson: Jessie's Girl, written and performed by Rick Springfield, was released on the album Working Class Dog in 1981. Soon after … Continue reading The 80’s :: And she’s watching him with those eyes

And let me fall into the dream of the astronaut

"I keep going round and round on the same old circuit, a wire travels underground to a vacant lot, where something I can't see interrupts the current, and shrinks the picture down to a tiny dot, and from behind the screen it can look so perfect, but it's not." I have a true affection for … Continue reading And let me fall into the dream of the astronaut

Brendan James :: Keep Art Alive

Keep Art Alive :: The 10 Questions Project :: Featuring Brendan James 1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art? I'm a sucker for great movies... love a big drama or well done documentary.  They usually steer me straight to the piano. 2. Long distance road trip: what three … Continue reading Brendan James :: Keep Art Alive

Justin Hopkins :: This Could Happen Anywhere :: New Music Review

Justin Hopkins :: This Could Happen Anywhere There is something about Justin Hopkins’ music that emanates joy, honesty, warmth and wit. After seeing him live, and corresponding back and forth for the 10 questions project he participated, I have to assume that reverie is from the person he is, as Justin comes across as a … Continue reading Justin Hopkins :: This Could Happen Anywhere :: New Music Review