Jamie Principle

The bad boy of Chicago house The early years of house music in the mid-eighties turned up a whole brace of memorable figures, from Larry Heard and the soulful ruminations he unveiled as Mr. Fingers (which drew up the blueprints for deep house) to Farley Keith and his raw jack trax (which laid the foundations … Continue reading Jamie Principle

Students Of The Future

The Bay.. The Bowl... The Universe This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, when I spent my days going to community college out in Grossmont and shelving books at the Clairemont Library to make a little money. Then, I'd spend … Continue reading Students Of The Future

Neon Lights

Station To Station Neon lights Shimmering neon lights And at the fall of night This city's made of lights Kraftwerk1 1. Kraftwerk. Neon Lights. The Man-Machine. Schneider, Florian, Karl Bartos and Ralf Hütter. Kling Klang, 1979. Vinyl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqmGZ_6LaUw

The Parallax 100

This all germinated from an exchange between Sari (my wife), Andrew (my brother) and myself in which we each compiled our top 100 records of all time and then had a little party to review the lists while listening to bits of the records in them. It was a great excuse to talk music and … Continue reading The Parallax 100