[Podcast] Reno to Albuquerque

[Podcast] Reno to Albuquerque

Nothing defines a road trip like its soundtrack. Tomorrow Alejandro is driving from Reno to Albuquerque and was in the market for some musical accompaniment. There are different types of road trip mixes, of course. Some are meant to wake you up, to inspire some air...

[Podcast] Sparshles and Oso are back

Just to clarify, I am 100% not responsible for the intro script. Sparsh’s extra strength margaritas might be. Happy new years. [podcast]http://blip.tv/file/get/Oso-ALongTimeComing796.mp3[/podcast] Download (Right click, save...
The Machine and the Rage

The Machine and the Rage

This sounds idiotic, but I was really hoping to leave the Middle East without new friends, and without a desire to learn more about yet another region/culture/language. ‘Make new friends, and keep the old’ sounds great, but it has its limits and I reached...
[Review] Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

[Review] Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

Along with the G5, some friends from college, and many others who I’ve never met and have no idea where they come from, I belong to a mailing list for music lovers. We share our favorite new albums, often with brief descriptions of how we discovered them and why...

Redgrass

Oh my god. I love bluegrass, I love Chinese instruments, and I love cultural globalization. (And, yes, I’m doing my bluegrass dance as I type this.) [via Jeff via Ingrid and...

The Kinshasa Symphonic Orchestra

The Kinshasa Symphonic Orchestra This is exactly what I mean when I talk about art for the sake of art. I love the smile on the barber after he’s done singing. [via Michael and...
[Go Global] Tapes from Africa

[Go Global] Tapes from Africa

A new category on this here blog: go global. I would be skeptical if I were you, dear reader, but the goal is to inspire more global curiosity with a new theme each week and two or three links to explore the theme. This week: African music. [Tangent: for all of you...
[Podcast] Second Annual G5 Summit

[Podcast] Second Annual G5 Summit

The second annual G5 Summit came and went in a blink of an eye. And by blink of an eye I mean a hangover the size of the Bronx. Fortunately the vast majority of photos have been filtered behind a wall of mutual assured G5 destruction. Although … there are rumors...