Posts Tagged ‘Justin Moyer’

E.D. in the E.U.: Kolin, Czech Republic

I realize that our show tonight in Warsaw, Poland, is not in Warsaw, but in Wroclaw, Poland, and that the show is canceled. In lieu of playing Poland, our Czech booking agent books a last-minute show in Kolin, a small town with a charming square much like Hradec Kralove, and only about 50 km from [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We leave our Soviet-style hostel and begin the second day of our search for laundry.
A hurried consultation with the promoter from Usti Nad Labem reveals that there is a laundromat in Hradec Kralove, the next difficult-to-pronounce town we will play, but that, like [...]

Show No. 11: Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We wake in a hostel near Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport. With a short drive to the next show, we have too much time on our hands and wander around downtown Prague for a few hours, unsuccessfully trying to do laundry. Laundromats, it turns [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Leipzig, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic

I fall on hard times that derail my plans to regularly update my Washington City Paper Arts Desk tour blog. My editors call frantically from WCP headquarters at 2390 Champlain St. NW. "Where is the next update?" they demand, threatening to stop payment on my $10,000 advance. "The future of journalism is on the line!"
We [...]

E.D. In the E.U.: Wurzburg, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We awake in the band sleeping quarters of a venue built into a former Nazi bunker in Trier. The clothes I have washed in a sink and placed on the radiator to dry are actually dry. On the way out the door, the [...]

E.D. in the E.U.: Aachen, Germany

Dispatches from E.D. Sedgwick's winter tour through Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland.
We wake in a small room in Potsdam above the club we played the night before. Like many rooms in Charles Dickens novels, the room is heated by a coal stove. Bricks of coal lie in a bucket by the stove. Singer L. [...]

E.D. Sedgwick Wears White, Discusses We Wear White

There's something vaguely "Tim and Eric" about this promotional video, in which E.D. Sedgwick chitchats about elements of his upcoming album, We Wear White, which Dischord Records will release on Nov. 20. If it seems mildly un-Dischord to make a promotional video and also make it weird, consider that Sedgwick has always been weird.

Live Chat: Justin Moyer Discusses “Our Band Could Be Your Band” and the Brooklynization of Culture

In an essay for Washington City Paper last week, Justin Moyer argued against the "Brooklynization" of music, which he says has damaged regional music scenes. Not shockingly, his piece, "Our Band Could Be Your Band," yielded some passionate and polarized reactions. Agree with Moyer? Think he's full of crap? Chat with him about it below, [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Music, Radio and the Public Sphere: The Aesthetics of Democracy, by Charles Fairchild
This book was recommended by my cubicle mate at work. This cubicle mate didn't just recommend the book, but recommended it specifically for me (please excuse italics). So, if I like [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus, Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy.
I've been scared of rabies ever since I saw Old Yeller in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Here's what happens: Old Yeller is a cool, yellow dog. Then [...]

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