Virgo w/Sag rising. PhD. Past/present include The 405, MTV, Beats Per Minute, Pigalle Paris Radio, GRAMMYs, Bandcamp, SFGate, Guardian. Obviously a witch.
55 years ago, 25,000 people gathered in SF’s Golden Gate Park to kick-start the Summer of Love.
Led by Romanian-German producer Michael Cretu, Enigma ushered in a mysterious new dance genre, one Gregorian chant at a time
Haynes captures The Velvet Underground’s ability to soundtrack the wildest astral tourism while enabling us to form a connection with what is, by nature and by default, collective dissociation.
On Aug. 29, 1966, The Beatles arrived in San Francisco to wrap up their summer tour with a show at Candlestick Park. But what might at first have seemed like an unexceptional event actually signaled the end of an era, as they had all agreed this would be their final concert. "That's it," George Harrison famously sighed on the plane back to London. "I'm not a Beatle anymore."
On the 50th anniversary of the chart-topping, GRAMMY-nominated album, GRAMMY.com explores all the reasons why 'All Things Must Pass' remains an important landmark in George Harrison's legacy and his most enduring solo testimony.
Often considered a turning point for underground press, the San Francisco Oracle remains a key piece in understanding the impact and reach of the '60s utopian horizons.
The somber side to an otherwise rather colorful revival, B.R.M.C. juxtaposed the remains of 60s rose-tinted nostalgia with a slightly doom-oriented pathos originating from the late 80s shoegazing in a bizarre pot-pourri that brought dirt back to rock’n’roll.
After The Beatles' split and before 'Imagine,' Lennon recorded a jarring audio confessional that remains indelible in 2020
Sidelined by industry sexism, Jacqueline Thibault produced an innovative body of prog-leaning electronic music that should rank alongside the work of Mike Oldfield or Kevin Ayers.
From the Beat era to the far-out '60s, and a much less turbulent present, the house's extraordinary story eventually led to its recognition as cultural patrimony by the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
[originally published on thefourohfive.com]
I usually get the side-eye treatment whenever I openly declare Jacqueline Susann to be one of my favourite writers. Somehow, a best-selling author — in this case, the first with three consecutive number ones on the New York Times’ list — whose books deal mainly with female issues that are not presented in an over-romanticised manner, is often regarded as being as cheap and talentless. Funnily enough, this sort of label seems to be more frequent among female authors than their male counterpart...