Archive for the 'Sevens' Category

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) My friend Mike may have departed L.A. for Brooklyn at the beginning of ’09, but that is not impeding the work on our collaborative late summer AD mix-tape (will be out by Labor Day weekend). As much a sound […]

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Beardo.  As I mentioned last week while discussing Death’s For The Whole World To See, the Drag City label is no stranger to digging up and releasing the long lost and nearly forgotten.  In 2005 the label pulled a similar trick re-releasing Gary Higgins’ 1973 LP Red Hash, a psych-folk classic and precursor to what […]

Monday, June 29th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) We spend a lot of time discussing the elements of the music that moves us, whether it’s lyrics or instrumentation. However, at a certain point, there is an ineffable quality about the music we like that affects us in […]

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) In 1995, through an unusual series of connections involving Coretta Scott King, my mother and high colonics, I got to attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day memorial at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King pastored. It’s a […]

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Politics and hip-hop go like peanut butter and jelly and on one of this year’s best hip-hop albums, Never Better, P.O.S. takes a song that was written before the demise of the Bush administration and creates a song that […]

Monday, April 27th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” Abraham Lincoln famously said, and a house as metaphor for a relationship – be it one between warring parts of a nation or warring factions of a family or love affair – […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Due to storage, or the lack thereof here in my L.A. abode, the majority of my vinyl collection resides back in the Southeast. Over the past few years I have been bringing it out west, piecemeal, to L.A., one […]