The Steven Blane Interview

“I recorded all the vocal and guitar tracks on a cheap Shure mic, then brought in my band for overdubs. Had a wonderful engineer named Josh, and we did it all in my apartment. I love the fact that it’s imperfect. It’s organic and raw and true.” Continue reading The Steven Blane Interview

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Banksy: So Totally Fun and Games— So Totally Not

                        Film: Banksy Does New York       Director: Chris Moukarbel “There are crimes that become innocent and even glorious through their splendour, number and excess.” “When you go to an art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires.”          ~ Banksy He didn’t apply for an arts grant. He didn’t receive an official selection. He had not one work displayed in a public gallery. He simply announced that for the month of October, 2013, he would take up an artist … Continue reading Banksy: So Totally Fun and Games— So Totally Not

Heavens to Betsy, This Film is Depressing

Inside Llewyn Davis Wanda Waterman Volume 22 Issue 13 2014-03-28 Film: Inside Llewyn Davis Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen “ . . . because wherever I sat— on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok— I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.” – Sylvia Plath Watching Inside Llewyn Davis is like walking through a bombed-out city on a winter’s night in the company of your shadow self, who just can’t seem to stop talking about what a big fat nothing you are. (Read the … Continue reading Heavens to Betsy, This Film is Depressing