[Part 1 / Part 2] Once again before I knew it, Time—apparently the only thing on my side—passed by. By the time my associate’s ginger beer had turned ice cubes and a lemon wedge in a red plastic cup, the stage had dimmed considerably. Everything was becoming more Godspeedian. New instruments were being carried out, moved […]
[Part 1] Why exactly had we come on this 17 of April—mind you, Tuesday, a school night—to this hostile joint in San Francisco, a pretty sum of miles from home? Was Godspeed You! Black Emperor enough of a motive?
“We’re the only ones not wearing black.” My associate tends toward hyperbole. But, hell, if any event lends itself more readily – God’s Pee in concert it is. The single-file congregation outside San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall did seem like it had conspired to attire itself exclusively in black. My associate and I had missed the […]
It might only be a matter of time before primetime is graced by a period drama centered around the Platonic Academy. With Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of Eminent Philosophers, we have reliable source material. And with academia’s insistence on teaching the Classics, we have indication that interest in Plato and his cohort has not dwindled in the slightest these […]
Listening to Peter Evans Quintet’s “…One to Ninety-Two” (a sprightly reinvention of Mel Tormé’s “Christmas Song“), a suspicion besets the mind that Peter Evans is not exactly the trumpeter he professes to be. From the sound of a few tracks on Ghosts (2011), he could be Richard D. James and/or Tom Jenkinson taking a crack at free jazz. But weeks of intensive exposure […]