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Dorothy Crawford in conversation with conductor/composer William Kraft A Windfall of Musicians: Hitler’s Emigres and Exiles in Southern California Notes: Crawford -Hitler wanted to “cleanse” music too; wanted to get rid of the culture of chaos in the Weimar Republic … Continue reading
me: What’s the other band playing tonight? him: I think they’re called “Wenders.” [sounded like “winders” rhymes with “cinders” to me] me: Are you sure it’s not “Winders”? [rhymes with “binders”] him: No, it’s Wenders — W-E-N-D. me: Oh. [pause] … Continue reading
Quick history lesson: Built in 1928, The Dunbar Hotel, at 4225 S. Central Ave. in Los Angeles, hosted the first NAACP national convention and soon became known as “the hub of Los Angeles black culture.” In the 1930s and ’40s … Continue reading
Product Description [Amazon] Rip It Up and Start Again is the first book-length exploration of the wildly adventurous music created in the years after punk. Renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds celebrates the futurist spirit of such bands as Joy Division, … Continue reading