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May 14: Youssou N'Dour, Khaled, Femi Kuti, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ali Farka Touré, plus we reach halfway

This week, in the tradition of my all-Australian week and all-Canadian week, I’ll be delving into some of the albums from Africa. Of course, we’ve already met a few African musicians on the list, such as… 980 more words

Ry Cooder's The Slide Area: 35 Years Old Today

Warner Bros, released 28th April 1982

7/10

Gavin Lambert’s 1959 book ‘The Slide Area’ was a collection of inter-related stories about a group of Hollywood’s lonely losers. 463 more words

Album Reviews

Nostalgia for Analog

A shorter version of this article appeared in Ceylon Today on Thursday March 23 2017.

The other afternoon, I was looking forward to a snooze under the fan as a respite from the intense pre-electrical storm inferno.  1,659 more words

Ceylon Today

What it means to be young: Streets of Fire

Whenever I think of Walter Hill’s Streets of Fire I always think about VHS. Its like they are inseparable, and might explain why it’s been more than twenty years since I last saw it. 1,335 more words

Movies

March 15: Happy Birthday Judd Hirsch and David Cronenberg

Judd Hirsch is celebrating his 82nd today.  He studied physics at CCNY and worked as an engineer for Westinghouse, before beginning an acting career in New York theater, making his Broadway debut in the role of the Telephone Man in… 1,007 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

George Goes East, Zeppelin On Top, Floyd Blow Up Pigs: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]

The Beatles started in on recording George Harrison’s über-psychedelic Within You, Without You at Abbey Road today in 1967. George was the only Beatle to play on it ( 760 more words

Music

Ry Cooder and Buddy the Cat

In an interview, Ry Cooder recalled the inspiration for his album My name is Buddy.

“Once I was hipped to Buddy the Cat, I knew that’s my guy. 170 more words

Birthdays