VV Brown’s Glitch was one of my Top 2015 Albums, one that continues to enrapture me with each listen. VV just released the new video for “Sacrifice” in which she pays homage to Frantz Fanon’s book Black Skin, White Masks in a powerful visual statement about race and self-acceptance in the context of society. She wrote an essay for The Guardian about the various inspirations behind the artistic concept of the video.
Actress Molly Ringwald will visit Huntington, WV at 3pm Sun, Feb. 21st for a 30th anniversary screening of The Breakfast Club at the Keith Albee Theater. Tickets are $40-45 and can be purchased via the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656 or Ticketmaster. Molly will share stories and answer questions after the film.
I’m stunned and so very sad to learn of Fergus O’Farrell’s death. The Irish singer-songwriter was truly the most humble and kind musician I’ve ever had the privilege of communicating with. Fergus was so appreciative of every little thing I wrote about his music, even after his band, Interference, gained worldwide attention through Once – Fergus appeared in the film and on its popular soundtrack performing the Interference song “Gold” with Glen Hansard.
I was astounded in 2010 when he sent me the unreleased demos of “Sail On” and “Dark Days” and asked for my “critical advice.” As if I had any right to an opinion! Let alone the ability to offer any advice or constructive criticism. I don’t think he ever realized how talented or how famous he was, even those raw demos blew my mind. That kind of genuine artistry and strong character is so rare now.
Fergus once told me Bowie was “a massive influence” on his musuc – particularly my favorite Interference song “Psycho Jill.” Fergus O’Farrell likely won’t garner the same amount of memorial tributes as David Bowie, but the music world has suffered just as big a loss of true artistic genius with his passing.