The Fruitful Marriage of American Jazz and the Avant-garde, Part II

Gregor’s Bed Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 37 2014-09-19 “Wrapped in a battered sheepskin jacket and peering though Coke-bottle-thick eyeglasses, Sartre lectured up and down the East Coast and was the subject of adoring articles in New York newspapers and magazines. ’One is free to act,’ he told reporters, ’but one must act to be free.’ Beboppers like Dizzy Gillespie and pianist Thelonious Monk picked up on him, appropriating the Left Bank café-intellectual style—the black beret, the horn-rimmed glasses, the wee goatee.” – Lewis MacAdams What is the “Avant-garde,” Really? (continued from here) The symbiosis was a … Continue reading The Fruitful Marriage of American Jazz and the Avant-garde, Part II

The Music Video From Birth to Flatlining to Resurrection

The Mindful Bard: Money for Nothing by Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 36 2014-09-12 Film: Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video (link) Director: Jamin Bricker Writer: Saul Austerlitz Narrator:Michael Charles Roman “I wanted to write my book before the video vanished for good. As it turned out, that ended up not being a concern, because just as the music video appeared to be on the brink of extinction, the Internet took the video under its wing, and rescued it.” – Saul Austerlitz Those who view this film can’t help but lay their own personal … Continue reading The Music Video From Birth to Flatlining to Resurrection