30Hz New Music Radar 2/17/17: Maggie Rogers – Now That the Light is Fading EP

Welcome to February 17th. It’s pretty much President’s Day Eve already. If hearing President’s Day Eve doesn’t feel sobering, I congratulate you on being a stone-cold rock in a hail-storm. But about the music.    I’m scrapped for time, but seeing as how I’m trying to be consistent in recommending top-notch tunes week after week after week I can’t take… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 2/10/17: Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

  Welcome to February 10th of the year we all turned to Tom Waits and whiskey for comfort.  Our psychological well being has taken a hit, but our attention to new music doesn’t have to. Good music, in fact, is the thing we all desperately need. I sift through the dozens of new releases each week trying to find you… Read more »

So Zatoichi is kinda like James Bond, except blind – Vol. 1

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This post about the Zatoichi films was originally posted at Cinema Shame. I’ve had this Zatoichi Criterion box set on my shelf. It’s a very pretty box set, filled with lots of movies, 25 to be exact. After procuring the set for Christmas some years ago, I watched the first Zatoichi film, The Tale of Zatoichi. What a superb film!… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 2/3/17: Sampha – Process

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Welcome to February 2017.   At least there’s always new music.   Another rotten week of the upside-down. But at least we have Besty Devos. God save you, Betsy, for giving us all hope. Hope that in this brave new world, nobody is unqualified for any job. Like just today I decided I’d become Nickelback’s new tour manager. One would… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 1/27/17: Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness

Welcome to January 27th, 2017.   At least there’s always new music. We’re living in a world of the waking nightmare. We can’t wake up. It won’t go away. The upside-down time. The boogie-monster in the emperor’s clothes continues to disassemble forward progress. If we keep marching backward, slipping against time, we’ll soon be back in the 1950’s. And as much… Read more »