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20 Oct winter landscape with church
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9 Oct I own roughly 5,000 albums and this is in the top 5 “What the fuck is this?” category. It’s either the best black metal album ever made, or the worst. Either way, it deserves a listen. 
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9 Oct Dense stuff. 
9 Oct The Paintings of Miles Davis
Ask enough people to name their favorite artist of any kind, and sooner rather than later, someone will name Miles Davis. The trumpeter and jazz auteur behind — or, strictly speaking, up in front of — such unchallenged masterpieces as Birth of the Cool, Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, and Bitches Brew has long since ascended to the pantheon of American music, but that doesn’t mean we should overlook his other artistic achievements. Achievements as a painter, for instance: true fans know that Davis’ visual art appears on a few of his album covers, such as that of 1989’s Amandla right below.  “Painting, long a Davis avocation, is becoming a profitable sideline,” says a contemporary Los Angeles Times article. “In collaboration with his girlfriend, Jo Gelbard, he did the artwork for his new album; the cover is an impressive self-portrait using the reds and greens he seems to favor.”

You can see more of Davis’ visual art over at Dangerous Minds and The Daily Beast. The so-called Prince of Darkness “didn’t begin to draw and paint in earnest until he was in his mid-fifties, during the early 1980s and a period of musical inactivity,” writes Tara McGinley. “Miles being Miles, he didn’t merely dabble, but made creating art as much a part of his life as making music in his final decade,” resulting in “a sharp, bold and masculine mixture of Kandinsky, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Picasso and African tribal art.” Just last year, Insight Editions published Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork, finally bringing together the fruits of the creativity the trumpeter could command even without his horn. Countless young jazz players claim Davis as an influence to this day, and they’ll continue to do so as long as jazz itself persists, but I do wonder how soon young painters will as well.

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9 Oct New Leonard Cohen. Rejoice! We finally get a recording of “Born Chains”, and “Almost Like the Blues” is one of his best of the last quarter century.
9 Oct One of the few black metal acts who still got it. 
9 Oct The best!
9 Oct Great Soundtrack.If you like this, check out the soundtrack for Assault on Precinct 13. Winner!
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27 Sep These are all available on youtube. If you like comedy, this is a who’s who of comedic genius. My advice, listen to Marc Maron’s podcast and then watch the series. It only heightens the experience. Plus, Katz and Benjamin’s chemistry is a sight to behold. OK, enough with the idioms, do it up.