Wednesday, October 26 2011
Sunday, August 7 2011
Retromania is about the anxiety of influence; how our present moment is feeding into it, how it emerged framed as a historical inevitability, and how its necrotic collateral is any futurism that may have the audacity to disregard the past.
Tuesday, November 9 2010
If you remember mixed tapes you received without the slightest pang of remorse, enthrallment or unforced sentimentality, either the relationship or the tape sucked.
Monday, July 12 2010
An album is purchased (via in a store or online) and is quickly ripped to your iPod. Does this practice make it harder for an album to grow on a listener? Or is the iPod just forcing us to become more disciplined listeners?
Wednesday, May 12 2010
Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.
Sunday, March 14 2010
From Paleolithic flutes, to pianos, to iPods, a central point emerges: just as the mind isn't free from the body, music isn't free from its material base.