Every day we come across well-intended artists that make an attempt at ameliorating an already epic song by remixing it in their own style. I don’t know about you, but looking for a good remix of a classic tune is like looking for your contact lens in the middle of a crowded dance floor.
A bit [...]
Some folks like to get away, Take a holiday from the neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami Beach Or to Hollywood
But I’m taking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line
I’m in a New York state of mind.” – Billy Joel
I love the holidays, of course for all the traditional reasons but also for the simple fact that for [...]
My heart is dreaming but paris is screaming, paris is screaming all night long”
Ladyhawke is the solo project of New Zealand singer-songwriter Phillipa Brown, one of the top and best electro acts to come out of New Zealand in the past decade or so. Having just finished her tour in mid-November, plans for a second [...]
Irony: When I landed in New York I hoped I got to see a bit of snow before I left the city. After spending 4 hours in the airport trying to sort things out, I accepted my fate: I was now officially snowed in until monday evening in NYC. Hey, not a bad place to [...]
Yeah baby, It’s christmas! From Timbuktu, to the Caspian Sea, even here at EMPT. Well, that means one thing: a house full of relatives, bubbly and a kitchen full of once-a-year delicatessen. That’s enough to make any ice queen thaw.
So I was greeting all my aunts, uncles, and cousins and one of them suggested I [...]
You know that older kid in school who scares you half to death with his radical ideas, yet you end up getting intrigued even more by his f$#cked up yet interesting way of thinking? No? Well, Eddie Frankel was that dood in my high school. First band I ever heard him sing in was The [...]
Is it me or are we all going through some sort or another of a transitional period? Weather it be global warming, a change in career, or a personal epiphany, I keep meeting people that feel that things as we know them are transcending the norm.
Times are a changin’. ” - Bob Dylan
Well, I’m part [...]
To say the least ‘09 was an eclectic year for music, from Animal Collective to Kid Cudi, The Xx to Miike Snow, it seems like everyone had their 15 minutes of fame or should I say 15 seconds, I mean it is the internet age after all. However, when it’s all said and done, there [...]
The last time I heard these guys (June ‘09) they were unsigned and while their label status may have changed, their track Jona Vark remains the hazy dream it was when I first heard it. I’ve read a million comparisons by now and I’m going to ignore each and everyone of them. I mean what’s [...]
Thirty two is far too early. It seems its a rock n’ roll thing to die at a young age, quite often between the decade age span of 25 to 35. As far as music goes, a daunting age is 27. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, amongst several others, all past away age [...]