Archive for month: November, 2013

Matangi • M.I.A.

Released November 1, 2013
Matangi sees M.I.A reasserting her own sound on her most joyous sounding album to date.

“Musically and rhythmically it references M.I.A.’s own culture as a London born, Sri Lankan woman and it’s this sound that is at the forefront.”

A Case of Me – Joni Mitchell at 70

For The Roses.

On Joni Mitchell’s 70th birthday, Michael Langan takes a look at what it is about Joni that makes her one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time.

“Like the greatest art, her music evolves and changes as you yourself evolve and change. I’ve filled myself with it in ways that sustain in every way – feeding, lifting, teaching supporting, holding.”

The Thinker

November 6, 2013

David Shenton’s thinker ponders on the true vocation of the homosexual. Polari Safari cartoon by David Shenton.

Reflections on The United States of Amnesia

Why America Forgets Its Mistakes.

The United States of Amnesia is an appreciative look at the life and work of the late Gore Vidal, and shows a man who was always ahead of time.

“Everything we chose was to show the lineage in his thinking, to show the consistency of his analysis, and how he was ahead of his time. He’s always been ahead. When you see it over and over again it really stands out. He was pointing this out all the way. Now he’s gone and we should pay attention.”

Demand The Impossible: An Interview with Jenny Wilson

The Spirit of Uprisings.

Jenny Wilson talks about her album Demand The Impossible and the personal struggles that this record explores.

“I wanted to write about these two topics, but at first I didn’t know how to connect them. Suddenly I realized that my own body was a society itself, and the society a body. Both full of illness, bad things, happiness, wilderness, fighting spirit and fire.”

Making Visible • Paul Klee


Tate Modern, Bankside, London – SE1 9TG • October 16 – March 9, 2014

The Tate Modern’s Paul Klee: Making Visible is a surprising and comprehensive exhibition.

“The exhibition’s title is taken from a statement Klee published in 1920, his ‘Creative Confession.’ In it, he says that “Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes the visible.” In his work, Klee was a definite visionary.”

Pure Heroine • Lorde

Released October 28, 2013
This album of seductive pop songs from 16 year old writer singer song-writer Lordes is brilliant.

“Exposure to almost everything is effortlessly achieved whether you are in control of what you are experiencing or not and kids now worry about feeling too old, to quote Lorde here, at the age of 16. Her worry is our worry. Her talent is that she knows how to create brilliant, massive pop songs.”