Bill & Mickey

“Heaven Help The Child” that listens to Drag City music! It’s rebellion sound for those bent on twisting the paths from right to wrong and back again, devils be saved. Mickey Newbury loved day trips on that spindly road, and Bill Callahan keeps his dune buggy hidden in a shack underneath the litter of its … Continue reading


This clip is from the music documentary Live at Sing Sing Prison – a benefit concert for the prisoners of Ossining Correctional Facility (a.k.a. Sing Sing) that took place on Thanksgiving of 1972 (Nov. 22), and was broadcast on TV on Thanksgiving of the following year. The concert featured B.B. King, Joan Baez, Mimi Fariña … Continue reading

Mirror Man

Particularly in the latter years of his life, Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart was incredibly reclusive and elusive. An enigmatic genius, cantankerous and a true taskmaster, it’s a treat to hear him wax lyrical on a matter of subjects. These tapes come courtesy of Alchemical Archives. I’ve also included this classic appearance on Late … Continue reading

Public Lover

“Public Lover’s debut album, A Broken Shape Of You, shows Bruno Pronsato and Ninca Leece doing what they do best: electronic avant-pop with a playful touch of romance. The album comes third in their short catalogue, after last fall’s Musique D’Hiver Pour L’ Été, released on Pronsato’s label, thesongsays, and Naked Figures, a more upbeat … Continue reading


The long awaited Quakers project release drops TODAY on Stones Throw and by all accounts, it’s going to shake up the hip hop world in a big way. I can’t recall an album in recent years with this many Mic Controllers stepping up to rip it, all on one recorded artifact. Portishead’s Geoff Barrow aka … Continue reading

MC Dave

Teenage Diaries

Teenage Diaries: In Bed With Chris Needham “In the old days, when ordinary people got on TV, it was as murder victims or game show contestants. Humiliated by circumstance, or by some wig-wearing mansion-dweller. After a decade of docusoaps and dubious reality shows, little has changed: the general public are interchangeable (except for those whose … Continue reading

Mr. Dynamite

Full 2hr doco – essential.