Monthly Archives: July 2012
Vocalist Karen O met drummer Brian Chase at Oberlin College in Ohio at the very end of the 90s. When Karen transferred to NYU she and guitarist Nicolas Zinner formed a folk band in 2000 named “Unitard”. No joke! After absorbing a bit of the New York art/punk scene the group quickly changed direction. Zinner … Continue reading
Musical mastermind James Murphy has been busy since the 2011 breakup of LCD Soundsystem. These days he’s DJing at clubs and festivals and has just finished a documentary he filmed of the end of the band called “Shut Up and Play the Hits”.
“If you want to reach people, you’ve got to give them a taste of themselves.” – Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was one of the most technically gifted male vocalists in soul. He is up there on top of the list with Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Curtis Mayfield. His best dance song is probably “Got … Continue reading
Halloween 1978. Fifth grade at Marzolf Elementary in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For the second year running I was the only girl dressed as Darth Vader in a sea of pink princess costumes. Star Wars had come out just the year before. I loved that mask. It was just some crap grocery store costume, … Continue reading