Tony's Blog—Category: Music Reviews

Dom Flemons: Saving Popular Music Through Sankofa

According to ancient Hindu mythology, whenever the world lost its way, Vishnu, the God of Preservation, would incarnate as an avatar to save the planet. There seems to be a similar archetype occurring in American popular music too. In an interview for Esquire in September 2014, Gene Simmons, bass player for the Rock band KISS […]

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The GOASTT: Ghost of a Time Gone By

Yoko Ono was determined that her baby Sean would be born on his father’s—John Lennon’s—birthday. Japanese tradition held that a child born on such a day would inherit the soul of the father. Actually, the resemblance is amazing. Watching him perform brings die-hard Beatles fans an almost necrophiliac sense of déja vu. As an almost […]

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