“There might be more passion in amateurism than with much of the known, famous stuff. Those are the kinds of energies in music I’ve always found attractive, regardless of quality, expertise, or skill.”
“Oh no, this is sounding too beautiful, too seamless, and too much like it was planned. I have to unravel it.”
“I still seek for eternity, which maybe is like a rainbow-colored butterfly flying away, suddenly in front of your face.”
“I do like feedback. It’s good for people. It is!”
Faux reunion shows, B-sides, new-age garage music, and packing albums to the brim.
Fairport Convention helped to bring traditional music into British folk rock back in the ’60s. Connolly traces Thompson’s evolving style from his Fairport days to his latest solo album, Electric.
Sensations’ Fix has been in need of some attention for a while now.
Robert Quine, former guitarist with Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Lou Reed, and many others—inconsolable since the death of his wife Alice a year ago—killed himself last June at the age of 61.