Category Archives: Music

Eskimo Dance 2014

Back in December 2014, I went to Eskimo Dance in London. This was a big deal then, as it was one of the first times Eskimo Dance happened since 2004 (now it seems like they tour the UK doing them … Continue reading

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Reggae and Comic Books

Long before Chuck D called rap music “black America’s CNN”, reggae served the same purpose in Jamaica, albeit in an amplified fashion. There is no limit to subject matter in Jamaican music. Song topics can include the sweetest hymn to … Continue reading

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Merle Haggard: Love In or Leave It (or: “Someone Call Wes Anderson Now!”)

Merle Haggard was an American music legend.  And yes, he wrote “Okie From Muskogee,” “Fightin’ Side Of Me,” and other anti-hippie songs. Those are fine songs. And a lot of people I like them. I don’t particularly because, although I … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Anthem- Team Shadetek featuring Jah Dan and 77Klash

Here are we now, a few years into the great grime revival.  Stormzy took a 10 year old instrumental into the Top 10 (and spawned a hoard of parodies and memes) and people from all around the globe are fervently … Continue reading

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David Bowie: Father Of The Sleng Teng Riddim

  David Bowie has died, and the Internet is awash with praise for the man and his music, and rightfully so. Bowie cast a shadow over late 20th century music and pop culture so large, that’s hard to put it … Continue reading

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March 2015: Grime Update

The best thing I can say about grime in 2015 is that it isn’t 2014 anymore, so I won’t have to read anymore “GRIME IS BACK!” articles. It was lazy to begin with, and ignores the fact that labels like … Continue reading

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Pre-Punk London Music

Photo: Tony Bock Now that it’s been almost forty years since the beginning of the British punk movement (the Sex Pistols played their first gig on November 6, 1975), the era has settled into the status of a “Great Moment in … Continue reading

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