1. Loop Return to New York

    Revered English band Loop has reunited and played Le Poisson Rouge in New York City Thursday April 17th. Formed in London in 1986 and lead by Robert Hampson, Loop carried on the tradition of droning rock pioneered by the Velvet Underground and the Stooges followed by experimental German bands Can and Faust. Known for their squalling wall-of-sound guitars, Loop stands as a developmental link between The Jesus and Mary Chain and 90’s shoegaze bands like My Bloody Valentine. Following Loop, Hampson went on to create increasingly ambient atmospheric drone music as Main.

    The packed house enthusiastically greeted the band, with shouts thanking them for coming back to New York and claiming: “I was there at Max’s Kansas City.” The band proceeded to play such classic Loop material as “Soundhead,” “Straight to Your Heart,” and “Vapour.” Towards the end of the show singer and guitarist Robert Hampson lamented that the sound wasn’t quite right onstage. However, after finishing their set, the band returned to the stage to play a raucous encore including their cover version of Can’s “Mother Sky,” finally leaving the stage promising to be back soon. Can we expect new material from Loop or will this be a short-lived reunion?

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  2. inspiration

    i gain inspiration from other people and i’m lucky enough to be able to tap into that when i’m alone. but often times when i’m alone it can feel as though i am disconnected and alienated from others. i wish i would always remember that other people are there, that i am connected and that our fates are intertwined. then maybe i would be able to create more, work harder, because i make all this music to connect with others, to express myself to others, to share with others, to commune with others.

    like a song i hope to sing
    i sing it for you
    iike the words i have to bring
    i bring it for you

    - u2

  3. have a bleepy, bloopy christmas

    (my kids are going to grow up with this playing at christmas)

  4. current listening

    current listening

  5. pen, after Enki Bilal, cover of “The Hunting Party” 1983

    pen, after Enki Bilal, cover of “The Hunting Party” 1983

  6. orano:

Enki Bilal - From " Partie de Chasse" 1983 Indian ink and gouach

    orano:

    Enki Bilal - From " Partie de Chasse" 1983 Indian ink and gouach

  7. pen & ink drawing i did las weekend of a skinny model

    pen & ink drawing i did las weekend of a skinny model

  8. after enki bilal 7/14/08

    after enki bilal 7/14/08

  9. drawing i did today of actress kaya scodelario (from a photograph)

  10. milo317:

enki bilal

enki bilal, one of my favorite artists. i stumbled upon his work in a comic shop in rome on a family vacation when i was 19. his work is so textured, dark, and tortured.

    milo317:

    enki bilal

    enki bilal, one of my favorite artists. i stumbled upon his work in a comic shop in rome on a family vacation when i was 19. his work is so textured, dark, and tortured.

  11. i’m consistently inspired by kenny werner

  12. current listening

    current listening

  13. wowza. enlightening zen approach to playing and practicing music. this is long, but well worth it.

  14. listening to a tony oxley profile right now on wkcr 89.9 fm new york, columbia university’s radio station 

    listening to a tony oxley profile right now on wkcr 89.9 fm new york, columbia university’s radio station