Coltrane 1961

What was going on in the world in 1961? A lot of eeriness, a lot of confused, threatened, concealed or failed aggressionBen Ratliff Taking inspiration from Coltrane’s two weeks at the Village Vanguard almost exactly 60 years ago, Ben Ratliff in the Washington Post riffs on John Coltrane and the Essence of 1961. So here…… Continue reading Coltrane 1961

Beastie Boy/Bikini Kill Lake House For Sale

…Pontoon party boat included. A 1955 house in Upper Greenwood Lake, New Jersey, owned by Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys and Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, is for sale. The house is listed for just under $1 Million and property taxes are a very-reasonable-for-New Jersey $15,000 or so. The furniture, which goes all-in on…… Continue reading Beastie Boy/Bikini Kill Lake House For Sale

The Official Song of Christmas from Home 2020: Sugar and Booze

"It's the most nauseating idea in the world: a comedian in a gown leaning against a baby grand without making a joke," Ana Gasteyer says. There are plenty of jokes (and a lot of great singing) on her new holiday album.

OK, I’m calling it: Sugar and Booze (which presciently came out last Christmas) is the most appropriate song for CFH (Christmas from Home) 2020. Ana Gasteyer singing it live last year: https://youtu.be/3MN6oGRXvaU Namechecks: Hendricks, ManischewitzPreferred Cider Mixer: Rum Sticking with the theme, the official runner up: Cider and Hennessy by Jordin Sparks: https://youtu.be/u-o9IzC9Ho0 Namechecks: Hennessy…… Continue reading The Official Song of Christmas from Home 2020: Sugar and Booze