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    Joe Henry "The Gospel According to Water" (Ear Music). Joe Henry has always had stories to tell. Sometimes these stories are told through metaphors, such as on “Our Song” from his excellent 2007 album Civilians, where he sings of seeing Willie Mays at a Scottsdale Home Depot store looking...
    A Place to Talk Podcast.I love a good, vigorous chat. Ask me something provocative and I’ll get you a memorable quote.“Not talent, genius!” My favorite line from Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which is what I was channeling after a couple of espressos in Lisbon with my long-time acquaintance Luis De...
    Michael Kiwanuka “Kiwanuka” (Polydor). Already a personal choice for record of the year, this is Michael Kiwanuka’s follow up to the excellent "Love & Hate" which was released in 2016. He is often compared to Bill Withers and Terry Callier for his signature folk/soul sound. On this new release...
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Ghosteen" (Ghosteen Ltd) Released this past week, this double album has been described by Nick himself as divided between the first eight songs (Part One) "The Children," and the remaining three songs (Part Two) "The Parents." After losing his 15-year-old son Arthur in...
    Peter Lindbergh passed last week. He was 74. We photographers rarely get to meet each other, but we are very aware of what each of us is doing. I moved to Paris at the age of 24 to work for fashion magazines. Lindbergh was about 15 years older and...
    Iggy Pop “Free” (Lorna Vista/Caroline) Never one to be pinned down or cornered, Iggy explores new territories on his 18th solo album. Although the most straight-ahead track on this record "Loves Missing" could fit right in with many of his post Stooges records. This one adds trumpet and electronic...
     Photographer Bob Stevens' glorious new project dealing with the strength of over-55-year-old women was something that as soon as we saw it, we knew we had to publish. Below are Bob's words of why he decided to do it, and what he learned from these amazing women.The working title...
    Sam has been doing more or less the same thing for the last 60 years. Except now his paintings go for $2 million when in the past no one knew his name. Coming from Tupelo, Mississippi, then schooled in Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Gilliam arrived in Washington D.C. in 1962,...
    Raconteurs "Help Us Stranger” (Third Man/Warner). Summer has gotten off to a solid start with a couple of rock records from veteran indie acts. Eleven years since their last release, the Raconteurs return with their third album. This fully-realized four piece was originally a release valve from The White...
    Nick Waterhouse "Nick Waterhouse” (Innovative Leisure). At only 33 years old, Nick Waterhouse has released his 4th album, a fantastic mix of rockabilly, '60s pop, and old-school soul. This is a collection that very successfully leans toward a nostalgic look to the past. This record contains sharp musicianship, bopping tempos, tight arrangements...
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