Category Archives: Music

Books received – Linklater on land, Stubbs on Krautrock, Recherches 13 and Foucault, Lefebvre et. al. interviews

A book of interviews with, among others, Foucault and Lefebvre; one of the collaborative projects with which Foucault  was involved; David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany and Andro Linklater‘s last book Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land … Continue reading

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A week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design – speaking about Iraq and Nigeria, urban territory and Lefebvre

I’m now on my way home from a very interesting and enjoyable week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. The invitation was to give one of the two keynote talks to a conference on the Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in … Continue reading

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David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany

This looks very interesting – David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany. West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But … Continue reading

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In a Miles Davis Way

I missed the formal opening a few days ago, but on the way to the opening plenary of LeftForum today, I made a detour to the newly named Miles Davis Way – the block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive on W … Continue reading

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Mapping the songs of Tom Waits

Interactive map of locations in the songs of Tom Waits.

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My favourite albums of 2013

People seemed to like last year’s list, so here’s another one. I picked up a few 2012 albums early in the year, some from other people’s lists of their favourite albums. Notable among these were Thomas Koner, Novaya Zemiya; Shearwater, Animal Joy; Kreng, Works for Abattoir Fermé … Continue reading

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Albums of the year

Well, my favourite ones… in no particular order North Atlantic Oscillation, Fog Electric Anathema, Weather Systems Steven Wilson, Get All You Deserve (live) Scott Walker, Bish Bosch Somnarium, Voices in the Dust Flying Colors, Flying Colors Storm Corrosion, Storm Corrosion … Continue reading

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