Had I been eating soup when I saw the cover of this week’s farewell issue of the Village Voice, I would have spit up.3
“The idea kinda came from the ‘lightness’ that I imagined Mr. Cohen would be feeling right about now,” the video’s director said.
Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, has released a new album called “The Laughing Apple.” We look at his secret Jewish (and not-so secret Muslim) history.
I went to see Roger Waters, late of Pink Floyd, play a Brooklyn arena last night. It got me thinking about Pink Floyd and 9/11.21
“Friedman’s awareness of the past was essential for the historically aware pastiche-style scores.”
The year was 2006: a starry-eyed young rapper named Kanye West burst onto the scene with “Gold Digger,” the American public experienced the dawning realization the Iraq War had been a Bad Idea after all, and half-Jewish ‘70s art rockers Steely Dan launched an intervention of their own to revitalize the creativity of indie film darling Wes Anderson.
“Okay, so Ariel might not have been a prophet per se, but it’s a solid Hebrew name going back to biblical times and still popular in the modern era.”
I’d been too cynical in my younger days to actually recognize or appreciate that aspect of their songwriting.
The Berlin Pop-Kultur festival had accepted around $600 from the Israeli embassy in Germany.
“Dessner explains that the piece was inspired by the stories of his Jewish immigrant grandparents who settled near Prospect Park.”
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