Archives – 2018 – July  

Image

Omargeddon #2: Tychozorente
Read post

Last week at work, while creating the dashboard reports for this month’s round of governance boards, I was struck by the idea of creating an Omar Rodríguez-López music matrix. The upper left quadrant would be jazz/experimental, the upper right ro[…]

Image

Omargeddon #1: Old Money
Read post

Old Money is like a crazy quilt with no immediately discernible pattern upon first inspection. There’s so much happening, it’s impossible to take it on all at once. The riff-squares are stitched together with your typical rhythm section, plus woo[…]

Image

Pop World Cup 2018 – Group C Match 1
Read post

What if a World Cup lasted ALL YEAR? That’s the experiment we appear to be running with this year’s PWC, and a grand experiment it is too. Here we are with the fourth match, group C, which even features a team that is STILL IN the footbal[…]

Image

Omargeddon
Read post

I came late to the Mars Volta, becoming a fan after my friend Glynnis sent me ripped copies of De-loused in the Comatorium and Frances the Mute. I’d been looking for new music, and as I’d gotten her into my favourite band, The White Stripes (RIP)[…]

Image

what even is a review?
Read post

[This post originally went up at my PATREON: subscribers get to read posts and hear podcasts early — and help offset costs and time and help me do more of this kind of thing. Please share widely and encourage participation in the comments!]
It’s […]

Image

all the world on one short shelf — remembering roy carr
Read post

Putting together a collective history for a project like this, of something you were at one time near the heart of, inevitably ends up being a series of missed opportunities. Roy Carr, late of NME, died at the weekend, aged only 73 — and I’m sad […]

Image

Pop World Cup 2018 Group F Match 1
Read post

An intriguing group for this third Pop World Cup match, with two of the sleeping giants of pop football – Sweden and South Korea – lined up against the always capable Germany and dark horses Mexico. Group of death? In a sense, they are al[…]

Latest comments on FT

  1. Thanks for writing this series. I read all of Cerebus in College via a very generous school library. I always…

  2. I don't think there's any way of contacting someone who left a comment 17 years ago - really sorry.

  3. Hello! I would be interested in purchasing this sign. Please would you contact me on my email. Thanks, Sabrina

  4. My introduction to Feiffer - and to be honest the only substantial collection of his I've seen - is The…