Jazz Notes

Jazz Notes, 1/23: Mostly Other People Do the Killing’s “Blue”

Moppa Elliot, Composer of Kind of Blue MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING – Blue (Hot Cup ’14): Pretty sure it’s impossible to detail what this painstaking note-for-note recreation of Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue is meant to signify. Bassist and bandleader Moppa Elliot made it pretty clear in an interview that there are all sorts … Continue reading

Record Bulletin

Record Bulletin, 1/12: Perfume Genius and She & Him

Sweet Nothings Think of this post as nothing but filler until my next Record Bulletin, which will come with actual recommendations. Shortly thereafter my year-end list and crap essay will follow, hopefully with a guest contribution. PERFUME GENIUS – Too Bright (Matador): Seattle mope master Mike Hadreas’s orchestral swells scored big with critics, though I … Continue reading


Scattered Links, 1/7: William H. Gass’s ‘The Pederson Kid,’ Franz Kafka, and Michel Houellebecq’s new novel

Let Me Build You Funnily enough, I told a friend of mine the other day (who will hopefully contribute something here very soon) that this blog wasn’t meant to be a link dump; that is, I wanted everything to be original content. But I’ve read enough interesting stuff recently that I feel I ought to … Continue reading