One more from Harbin. We will be back to normal posting tomorrow.
No reviews today as I am in Harbin, China for a rest.
There will be no reviews either today or tomorrow as Orthodox Christians observe Christmas Eve and the Nativity on what was always the Ecumenical Church Calendar until the devising of the modern Gregorian Calendar, so for those who hold to the Councils, today is December 24. We wish you a Merry Christmas (again), and leave…
We would like to wish our readers, especially those who are Roman Catholic and Protestant, a quiet, happy and blessed (Gregorian Calendar) Christmas, and we look forward to bringing you much more music in 2024. Merry Christmas!
No reviews today thanks to a busy schedule, so some reggae will suffice for today.
Today is a travel day, and as I start a small journey from this magnificent city, I’ll let Ultravox serenade you.
Our favorite reissue label, Wewantsounds, offers yet another gem to one of the coolest catalogs around. This album comes from Egyptian diva Nagat, and it’s an example of a type of disco homegrown in Egypt – Disco Arabesquo – which combines the erstwhile dancing style of the 1970s with Arabic beats. Insanely good.
Today is a rest day thanks to horrid summer rain in Beijing, so I leave you with The Who’s legendary guitarist and second frontman, Pete Townsend, doing justice to a song originally performed by The (English) Beat.
Is there a better song for today than James Brown’s classic?
As I need a rest day (Beijing has been lovely to return to, but a challenge to adapt to), I leave for you a well-done video on the history of Industrial music and how it mutated into something very different from its original form.