The Artful Dodger :: Music you should be hearing Thursdays

Keep Art Alive :: Photo by Shane Russeck The Artful Dodger :: London Shover Music you should be hearing Thursdays The day before the day before the weekend begins seems like the best day to discover some new music, whether it be music just released or music you have yet to discover. For today, the first Thursday of this music theme venture, I bring to you an artist that I have featured a few times here before, London Shover, a singer songwriter who is overflowing with talent, who should not be missed seeing live and whose songs run the range … Continue reading The Artful Dodger :: Music you should be hearing Thursdays

Let her dance with me just for the hell of it :: VOTD

Chelsea Dagger :: The Fratellis Chelsea Dagger is a song by The Fratellis and their second single. It was released in August of 2006. It is taken from their debut album Costello Music, which was released in the United Kingdom on On September 11, 2006. It is supposed to be named after both Jon Fratelli’s wife Heather, a burlesque dancer whose stage name – Chelsea – he borrowed for the song, and also as a play on the name of pop singer Britney Spears (Chelsea::Britney, Dagger::Spear). Chelsea Dagger was # 77 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs … Continue reading Let her dance with me just for the hell of it :: VOTD

The bridge is out and the river is high :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: “Aurora” :: Art by Rodrigo Luff Left for dead (by me) I wanted an evolution a revolution something to open my soul wide, gaping, endless for you to pour into me like an avalanche a tidal wave a natural disaster wrapped up in sweet fidelity your lips on my lips sweet, puckered tangy and pointed my candy corn crass little love-cicle Sometimes you suck the poison out of me your teeth sinking in destroying as you heal singing-a-long the length of my spine other times you sting my skin your mosquito nips breaking through my wrapping … Continue reading The bridge is out and the river is high :: SOTD

Frank Turner :: Keep Art Alive

Keep Art Alive :: The 10 Questions Project :: Featuring Frank Turner 1. What music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art? Being a musician I’m obviously inspired by a lot of music – rock and roll, punk rock, folk music, whatever. I also draw a lot on the poetry I read, Betjeman, Eliot, Thomas, Auden, Larkin and so on. 2. Long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)? Woodie Guthrie, Mae West, Winston Churchill. 3. What is your favorite breakfast cereal? I don’t really eat cereal. … Continue reading Frank Turner :: Keep Art Alive