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Something True ( Harry Nilsson Perry Botkin Jr. Cover )

To celebrate what would have been Harry Nilsson‘s 75th birthday on June 15, 2016, we present from The ehMTee Show Original Webcast Soundtrack a cover of one of my favourite Harry Nilsson songs, a 1975 composition called Something True, co-written with Perry Botkin Jr., and originally found on the Sandman album from 1976. Do you […]

David Bowie

What I noticed immediately, upon seeing the Diamond Dogs illustrated album cover for the first time at my neighbour’s house across the street—incidentally my first exposure to David Bowie—was the posture of David’s human paws crossed in a relaxed, feminine, almost fey way. A fey male pooch? As an indeterminate, 10-year old latently queer bisexual outsider—fluid is the composite word […]

Rage And Melody: Bob Mould Après le Deluge

Bob Mould, along with his seminal hardcore band Hüsker Dü, carved a sonic path in the 1980s that would define the alternative rock style of the 1990s. Bands like The Pixies and Nirvana were shaped by the melodic but raging distorted power-pop Mould and his bandmates pioneered. In 2011, the guitar-wielding musical alchemist, at 50, […]

95 Lotus Blossoms For Billy Strayhorn

Everyone has heard the name Duke Ellington, even those uninitiated to the world of jazz. Far fewer are familiar with the name Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s right-hand man and collaborator for almost three decades. There are those who would argue that Strayhorn’s compositions and arrangements for the Duke Ellington Orchestra are every bit as important […]