Tag Archives: 2019

Big Ears Roundup [part 2]

Day 2 – March 22nd, 2019 […continued from last post] Rafiq Bhatia I started the morning with Rafiq Bhatia at 12:30 but the guitarist was at The Standard and the next show was Joep Beving at the Museum of Art … Continue reading

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Big Ears Roundup [part 1]

Day 1 – March 21st, 2019 I had imagined reviewing the Big Ears Festival last Tuesday after arriving back home from traveling to it, but the death of Scott Walker meant that I had to address that event first. To … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 4]

[…continued from last post] After the whirlwind of 2006-2007, Scott had one more fragment of activity before Walker Central went quiet for a few more years. He sang on the concluding track “The Big Sleep” on the sophomore Bat For … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 3]

[…continued from last post] One of the most fascinating things that Walker did in the new millennium as agreeing to produce the last Pulp album, “We Love Life.” He certainly brought his feel for orchestration to the results with a … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 2]

[…continued from last post] My next step was buying the late 60s run of “Scott” through “Scott 4,” as anthologized on “Boychild.” By the late 90s, these were more obtainable. I remember buying 1,2, and 4 at Park Avenue CDs … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 1]

In the last obituary here, regarding Mark Hollis, I invoked Scott Walker just three weeks ago when using him in a comparison of artistic temperament to Hollis. Just last night, around midnight, my friend JT emailed me the news while … Continue reading

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You Must Attend Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN: Free TONIGHT In Sarasota

Gott Im Himmell! We just saw ECM artists Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN play at the Big Ears Festival on Sunday and their only other US show [the rest this year are in Europe] will take place tonight from 8:00-9:30 p.m. at … Continue reading

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