{Monday Music Minute} Annette Hanshaw’s “Pagan Love Song”

Known as “The Personality Girl”, Annette Hanshaw was a popular chanteuse of the 1920s who brought a modern spirit to the classic ingenue. She was signed with Pathe records, and later married label executive Herman Rose, effectively retiring from entertainment altogether. While for many years it was believed the actress had begun her singing career…

{STYLE WISE} Invocating Nico + “Valley of the Kings”

¬†I am bohemian but at one time you would call me a hippie or a punk. I remain a bohemian whatever you call me. So maybe I am locked in the fifties. But I have never desired to grow up from my world as a child, which is when things are most clear and utopian….

{PHOTOBLAST} Americana-Rama! Happy 4th of July!

We’re showing our appreciation for the red, white, and blue and everything in between those bright stripes and white stars that make us love Americana! Amer¬∑i¬∑ca¬∑na noun plural¬†\…ô-ňĆmer-…ô-ňąk√§-n…ô, -ňĆm…ôr-, -ňĆme-r…ô-, -ňąka-n…ô\ Definition of¬†AMERICANA 1 :¬†materials concerning or characteristic of¬†America, its civilization, or its culture;¬†broadly:¬†things typical of America Just to be clear. We’ve devised a delightful…

Music Minute: “Japanese Cigarette Case” by Spoon.

Spoon is one of the bands ¬†. . . it’s hard to put into words, but I always feel like they do something original, and very Spoon. It’s always different, which is the key, and at the same time, it’s always the same – just ultra cool. This song came out a few years ago…

Music Minute: “Feel Flows” by The Beach Boys

“Feel Flows” all day and night long with this track from The Beach Boys… Every time it plays, we like to let the waves take over and go for the ride. Their smooth harmony is definitely the secret remedy to all your cares and worries. Released in 1971 with their album Surf’s Up, the song…

Music Minute: “Goodbye to Love” – The Carpenters (1972)

Composed by¬†Richard Carpenter¬†and¬†John Bettis, ¬†and fiirst released in 1972 on the “Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters” documentary; the song was ispired by a visit to¬†London,¬†where Richard saw an old¬†Bing Crosby¬†1940 film called¬†Rhythm on the River, where he noticed that they kept referring to the struggling songwriter’s greatest composition, “Goodbye to Love”. He says `You…