Observations from Abaco: Some Bahama-Brained Notes on Green Turtle Cay

On Culture and Tourism GREEN TURTLE CAY doesn’t have a bank or even an ATM, the museum and the health clinic both fail to keep the hours they post, and when I ask if there’s a police force, I learn that it’s comprised of one man — and “he isn’t always here.” But the Green TurtleContinue reading “Observations from Abaco: Some Bahama-Brained Notes on Green Turtle Cay”

The Last Shadow Puppets at Terminal 5, Manhattan

By the time the Arctic Monkeys’ fifth studio album, AM, was released in September 2013, Alex Turner had established himself as one of the most compelling frontmen in rock and roll — though perhaps not for the usual reasons. Suddenly, he was channeling a bit of Jim Morrisson’s brooding croon, pulling off Jaggeresque sashays, andContinue reading “The Last Shadow Puppets at Terminal 5, Manhattan”

In Austin, TX for SxSW 2016

Music festival reporting can be physically and mentally exhausting: last summer Scotland’s T in the Park saw me haul-assing across a muddy wasteland to catch a very late and very crowded bus, and Latvia’s Positivus (though the accommodations were more comfortable) left my schedule in the hands of some seriously hard partiers. Then Edinburgh’s Fringe made AugustContinue reading “In Austin, TX for SxSW 2016”

Góra Świętej Anny

“THERE IS NOTHING HERE,” the young German engineer said through his cigarette, staring off the balcony of the largest house on St. Anne’s Hill, in the small pilgrimage town of Góra Świętej Anny, or St. Annaberg, in Polish Silesia – he was looking out to the A4 autostrada and the white goateed visage of KFC’sContinue reading “Góra Świętej Anny”

C Duncan, Interviewed

I first heard C Duncan a few days before his debut album, Architect, found its way onto hipster coffee shop soundtracks the UK over, and before Duncan found his way into a demanding summer touring schedule, including The Wickerman and Latitude Festivals and a spot opening for Glasgow compatriots Belle & Sebastian. I love the albumContinue reading “C Duncan, Interviewed”