Music is the way into a universe of feelings, available to us always and good for all situations – including the loss of souls near and dear to our hearts.
Some words in tribute to my dear departed friend Mat Davies, whose spirit brought joy, wisdom and boundless enthusiasm to so many people.
If you’re reading these words, you have the luxury of being alive. If you’re this side of the dirt, everything is pretty good. You have what it takes to get through this.
El-P (of Run the Jewels and Company Flow fame) makes the impossible feat of sustaining creativity through constant reinvention seem easy. His podcast series with Open Mike Eagle goes deep on his work and the fiercely independent ethos that guides it.
Do all roads lead to Weatherall? Almost a year on from the untimely loss of Andrew Weatherall, tiny reminders of the great man’s enthusiasm, taste and impeccable values abound.
It’s never too late to reset. To mark the 2020 fourth of July weekend, some reflections on change and the need to learn from past mistakes.
How do you sustain creativity? How do you keep it fresh? This post is inspired by wise words on creativity from Andre 3000, Rick Rubin and Chris Difford.
Gentle reader: How improbable is your life? How ridiculous does it seem that the pieces fell into place exactly as they did, to give you exactly the life you have?
Andrew Weatherall’s death was a truly jolting moment, the saddest of losses. This post is my personal tribute to this musical maverick, this genius gentleman raconteur. I am also honoured to host Tim Scott’s tribute to Lord Sabre.
Freak Flag Flying – David Crosby’s epic podcast conversation with Steve Silberman – is a beautiful gift to humanity, generously sharing warmth, wisdom and wonderful music.