Archive for the 'Randy Newman' Category

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk recently about satire. What it is, what it does, if it really exists anymore. Following the Charlie Hebdo attack, the question whether or not the use of racist imagery can ever be sufficiently ironic has been a noticeably polarizing one. Everyone poring over the nuances of a French, left-leaning […]

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Twenty-three track radio session Randy Newman cut while in New York City in August of 1971 for WPLJ FM. Stripped down, solo piano. The session serves to both highlight material culled from Newman’s first two albums (1968’s s/t and 1970’s 12 Songs) as well as to showcase tracks from his next full-length, 1972’s Sail Away. […]

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

(Sevens, a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song. From now through the election, Sevens will focus on political songs) While the environment shouldn’t seem like a political issue, it has become one of the nastier ones of the past half century. The conflict between capitalism and conservation […]