Archive for the 'Sevens' Category

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) “Live Room” sits like an elephant on the hardy chest that is Virgins, Tim Hecker’s latest and perhaps most breathtaking accomplishment. Positioned between the appropriately ethereal “Radiance” and the long exhale of “Live Room Out,” this battle pitched between […]

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of the Bill of Rights’ most debated and sacrosanct amendments. In defining freedom of speech, controversy arises when the speech involved is of questionable taste: i.e. hate speech, “obscenity,” […]

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) It’s been noted that 1976’s “Transfiguration” is a culmination, and a sort of completion of the body of work Alice Coltrane had been building since 1967. The title track from the eponymous live album (not released until 1978) was […]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) It’s a hard lesson to realize what terrible things you’re capable of doing. We like to think the best of ourselves, but there are relationships that send us into dark places within ourselves in word and deed. “I Was […]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) In 1988 the Replacements headed to a studio in Woodstock, New York in an effort to record their follow up to Pleased to Meet Me. They enlisted Tony Berg as the producer and set to it. And although the […]

Monday, February 18th, 2013

On February 18th, 1995, Bob Stinson, founding member and former lead guitarist of the Replacements, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. While at the time it was suspected to be an overdose, it was later determined that the years of substance abuse had simply worn his body out. He was 35. Bob Stinson’s life […]

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) There is no taxiing towards the sky here. It begins with the click of landing gear retracting, then accelerates immediately into a litany of wildflowers and trees: “The wintergreen, the juniper/The cornflower and the chicory.” They teach you in […]