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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

60s music from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and China mix by djcarlito

CHINESE 60s/70s Pop Mix (Mixcloud)

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

"ECM - A Cultural Archaeology"

My mother, Monica Rumsey, who runs her own editing company (Scholarly Editing, Inc.),  just gave me her copy of an incredible book that she copyedited called ECM:  A Cultural Archaeology.  

 Anyone who loves Jazz  -- especially the late 70s experimental stuff that musicians like Keith Jarrett, L. Shankar, Stanley Clarke, Jan GarbarekSteve Tibbets, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and so many other legendary artists created on the ECM label (Edition of Contemporary Music) -- should definitely pick up a copy of this book.   (As far as fancy art books go.. for 50 dollars it's certainly worth the price in my opinion.)     

One of the Editors of this book is Okwui Enwezor, Nigerian-born American curator, art critic, writer, poet, educator who specializes in art history.  You can read about him in this article announcing that he will curate the 2015 Venice Biennale.   Over the years, I've become a fan of many of Okwui Enwezor's publications (my mother has worked on a number of his recent ones)  including Contemporary African Art since 1980 - also an absolutely incredible book - which he put together with Chika Okeke-Agulu.

Other authors of ECM: A cultural Archaeology are Markus Mueller (Editor), Diedrich Diederichsen(Contributor), Kodwo Eshun (Contributor), Renée Green (Contributor).     

Art Ensemble of Chicago - 1979

Pat Metheny Group

Paul Bley - 1970s

By the way,  one of my favorite records of all time, and the album that made me really start paying attention to ECM, was "Bye Bye Safe Journey" By Steve Tibbets.  

 Highly recommended... you can buy it here (or via emusic or itunes) ... but I personally suggest the vinyl!)  

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - March 31, 2014 - La Musique Française w special guest Djs Lightning's Girl and Sister Goldenhaze


If Music Could Talk - PODCAST - March 24, 2014


Another K-pop review written for

Check out the latest review I've written for K-Pop website kpopstarz!  

(and here's the previous one I wrote)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Interview with Mikey McCleary of the Bartender (Mumbai based group) on If Music Could Talk


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Madhubala!! (and Happy Valentines Day too!)

Many people (especially classic Bollywood fans) claim that legendary Indian actress Madhubala was the most beautiful woman who ever lived....  here are a few photos I found online.....  a couple of them are from her famous photo shoot with LIFE magazine.....  She was born on Valentines day and died too young at the age of 36 in 1969...  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

PODCAST - If Music Could Talk - Jan 12, 2014 - Low Branches in-studio

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