“In a world where people are overstimulated by love, peace, compassion, and hope, it is more important than ever to remember the fundamental values that once made this country great. God bless the music industry, and God bless the United States of America. Thank-you.” Continue reading “Hippy Dance Church:” In Conversation With Bourgeois Mystics
“I feel like the goal of the artist should be to threaten the establishment and question the status quo, all the while projecting love upon the world. Other times I feel like the goal is to derange one’s senses enough to somehow glimpse the unknown . . . ” Continue reading Speedy Johnson
Last year sales of vinyl records were the highest they’ve been since, well, since compact disk sales first surpassed vinyl in 1988. To better understand the complex of causes surrounding vinyl’s death and resurrection, let’s go back and look … Continue reading The Death of Vinyl?
“When you’re first starting to discover music, it’s all so new and so mysterious that you don’t really know what pieces make the whole. I started taking piano lessons, and then I started playing the guitar when I was around 14. My parents knew The Beatles’ music, and would get excited when I’d play it for them. I’d also play Indian music for them.” ~Rishi Dhir Continue reading Interview with Rishi Dhir of Elephant Stone
Just before the release of their album, Transgressions Acoustic, Jake Smith of Lakes of Canada was kind enough to talk to the Mindful Bard about the album, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, and the creative process. You can find the gist … Continue reading The Lakes of Canada Interview