Sunday, November 30, 2008

KQED Music: David Holmes - The Holy Pictures

I hesitate to use the phrase "greatest living Irishman" while Shaquille O'Neal is still shuffling his size 23s around the NBA, but Belfast musician and DJ David Holmes is certainly one of the most talented still to find fame in the States. Which is surprising considering that his new album the The Holy Pictures will be his fifth full-length release, or ninth if you count his mix albums. And then there are his movie soundtracks, at least five of which have been released on CD, not to mention his work as a remixer and a movie producer and ...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

KQED Music: Of Great and Mortal Men, 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

While the rest of us have been busy wondering who is going to become the next president of the United States, three musicians (Jefferson Pitcher of New York, and J. Matthew Gerken and Christian Kiefer, both from Sacramento, CA) have decided instead to look back at the previous occupants of this country's highest office. The result is an ambitious musical opus Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies.

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