January 14, 2019
1997 was without a doubt my favorite year in memory, and its music more than lived up to the times, remaining potent today over twenty years on.
December 5, 2018
This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.
November 29, 2018
A selection of random access memories of those beatnik denizens residing comfortably at the interface of rock and jazz in singular fashion.
October 19, 2018
The Laurel Canyon scene was defined by a coterie of singer-songwriters to emerge from L.A. as the sixties turned to the seventies. This is a list of 25 records...
September 30, 2018
Over in the space of twenty-five minutes, this four track EP hits you like a vintage soul album in miniature (albeit shot through with a healthy dose of Future Shock).
April 23, 2018
Saturday night, Snakes and I caught Jean-Michel Jarre at the Spreckels Theatre, where we were treated to an enchanted evening of cosmic electronica.
January 8, 2018
Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.
June 14, 2017
This is summertime music, pure and simple, post-disco music with gulf stream tendencies (linking New York to the Caribbean and the Black Ark to the Paradise Garage).
November 21, 2016
It was in that moment that she could see the connections, like a lattice of accord stretching over what once seemed like a tangle of happenstance.
October 31, 2016
Halloween. A day with a lot of memories through the years, but when it comes to music I think back to one in particular. It was about fifteen years ago.