Posts Tagged ‘Andy Zipf’

Marble Madness: The Biggest Cliché in D.C. Music Videos

Here’s a free tip to anyone making a music video set in Washington, D.C.: Don’t make it look like D.C. At least not an identifiable part of D.C. Why? Because monuments are the Ben’s Chili Bowl of downtown. If you’re shooting a music video in New York City, do you shoot it in front of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bebel Gilberto! Journos Do Comedy!

From a musical family that included her bossa nova musician dad, Joao Gilberto, New York-born Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto breathily croons in Portuguese and English. She’s no purist, though she does warble over an acoustic guitar, too; the 46-year-old singer has recorded loungey tracks with the likes of Thievery Corporation, as well as albums of [...]

Don’t Be Bored: No More Grotesque Psychedelia

He might not have the same pill-popping, tormented-artist mystique as bandmate Noah Lennox, but over the years David Portner has gotten the closest a member of Animal Collective can get to being a frontman. Portner, known by his stage name, Avey Tare, has a forceful and more dynamic singing voice than the coy, withdrawn Lennox, [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Realizing You Were Wrong

It's not pleasant when the moment happens, but it's important nonetheless. That small revelation. Perhaps it's obvious to everyone else already. Perhaps they've been telling you all along that this wasn't a good idea. Whether you're coming to terms with a nasty coke habit, suddenly remembering your wife's birthday was yesterday, or just figuring out [...]

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