This Aint No Disco: The David Byrne Legacy
Apr 4th '18

This Aint No Disco: The David Byrne Legacy

“I was in the living room of Dondy Bastone’s house, I was 15 and it was 1977. The song that he put on was Psycho Killer and I absolutely freaked out, it was like nothing else I had ever heard and made me feel things I had never felt… Some very strange things happened to […]

To Boldly Go: Star Trek And Its Place In History

To Boldly Go: Star Trek And Its Place In History

Star Trek: Discovery premiered Sunday, September 24, 2017 to less than stellar reviews. Set a decade before Star Trek: TOS (The Original Series), Discovery follows the exploits of the USS Discovery during the Federation/Klingon Cold War. (For the uninitiated, the Federation is a sort of interstellar United Nations, while the Klingons are, well, the bad […]

IT’s Not You, It’s Me. Breaking up the band

IT’s Not You, It’s Me. Breaking up the band

“You go through things like we went through as a band, and people started to split apart, become more like oil and water. But early on, you see the sweetness that was there. It was the three of us against the world, trying to establish ourselves, and that’s the experiment of a band.” – Andy […]

Age of Enlightenment: The modern state of the producer

Age of Enlightenment: The modern state of the producer

“Musicians are like politicians. They’re the last people who should be making music, just like politicians are the last people who should be running things.” -Nigel Godrich It sounds “busy.” It sounds “layered.” It sounds “sparse.” It calls to mind this band or that band, and it sounds like something new and different. Something integral […]

JFK & OBAMA: The once and future king

JFK & OBAMA: The once and future king

“We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier — the frontier of the 1960s, the frontier of unknown opportunities and perils, the frontier of unfilled hopes and unfilled threats. … Beyond that frontier are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered problems of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered […]

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY: Volume 2

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY: Volume 2

In the previous article, I discussed the theme of James Cameron’s catalogue of movies involving humanity vs. technology. Cameron goes back and forth about how the use of technology can be both a benefit and a burden for mankind, and we as an audience will know how he will pose technology in the movie depending […]

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

James Cameron burst onto the scene in 1984 with The Terminator, and two years later in 1986 he released his second feature, ALIENS (to pretty much near-unanimous praise); thus Cameron had already begun a love/hate relationship with technology. As a storyteller and a director, he was well aware of the possibilities of technology, both as […]

Hip Hop And Politics

Hip Hop And Politics

Imagine a young Black boy in the early ’90s watching his idols tear the government down as an establishment that does not recognize his culture. Now, imagine the same Black boy in 2017 watching his idols permeate the structures of the government and attain power. Suddenly, his ideals have changed. An entire generation of Black […]

END OF AN ERA

END OF AN ERA

“You’re driving in a hurricane and you see three people at a bus stop. One is an old lady and she’s sick. One is your best friend and he saved your life. And the third is the lady of your dreams. Now check it out, you only have room for one in your car, which […]