“The only time I ever loaned Greg Tate a book was when I ran into him on Astor Place. I’d just come from the barbershop, where I finished reading Phillip K. Dick’s brilliant Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. ‘I haven’t read that one,’ Tate said. ‘Can I borrow it?’ Without hesitation I handed him […]
This outsider musician made music sound new again to everyone who listened.
Eccentricity was inseperable from this musical innovator’s artistic vision.
Despite ongoing personal struggle, the psychedelic rock pioneer left a singular body of work that continues to influence musicians and challenge listeners.
When the pop singer went avant garde, he traded narrative meaning for emotional truth to explore those things that lay beyond language.
The singer of “It’s My Life” left us a brilliant solo album, then chose to be a family man.
The ambitious radio personality created his own form of expression, called “word jazz,” to properly accomodate his musical voice and artistic ambitions.
A moving tribute to Margot Kidder, as told through the words of her daughter, Maggie McGuane.
The Buzzcocks’ enduring influence might have surprised punk frontman Pete Shelley, but not his fans.
Emerick engineered more than The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. He helped re-engineer the way music got made.