“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in” – Leonard […More…]
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I am in Tokyo, on the balcony of my 30th floor hotel room, looking down on the bustling city after dark. I am trapped beneath the black night sky, surrounded by glass skyscrapers, bright neon lights and the endless city. Two hundred and twenty miles above are astronauts aboard the International Space Station, whose night-time photos of the earth tell a similar story: From space, the earth’s surface is covered in a web work of snaking lights.
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Be Careful What You Wish For In 1969, at the peak of the hippie counterculture, Joni Mitchell wrote “Woodstock”, a song whose lyrics epitomize my […More…]
The Los Angeles Times recently ran an article titled “CD and mobile music sales fall in 2010, but vinyl continues its resurgence”. This article, based […More…]