21.11.08

White Bicycles


I know this blog may seem as though I am a total Club Music head, but I am determined to make this blog a true testament to my musical tastes and nature as a guy who really likes to dig in when it comes to my favorite thing in the world.
Tonight I went to Joe's Pub here in New York for a night of Witchseason. If, at this point, you don't know what I'm talking about then I suggest you read the book that this entry is titled after. White Bicycles is the autobiography of music legend Joe Boyd. He is an American record producer who may be one of the main reasons any kid out there born after 1975 has a copy of a Nick Drake album stacked among Sonic Youth and Elliott Smith albums.


Without boring you with a major regurgitation of Mr. Boyd's Wikipedia entry, although I do find it handy for a quick lesson in a subject every now and again. All I will say is this: If you are at all interested in the story of a man who made a single choice to follow music in whatever path it took him, read White Bicycles. If you have an interest in learning how the underground folk scene emerged, read White Bicycles. If you have ever listened to a Nick Drake album...you got the idea. In a total side note, Jenni Muldaur, Joe's Goddaughter performed tonight and I have a huge crush on her.

Joe Boyd Official Website
Joe Boyd Wikipedia

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