Tag Archives: 1980s

Fires burn, heart beats strong, sing out loud the chain gang song.

Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm Rhythm is both the song's manacle and its demonic charge. It is the original breath. It is the whisper of unremitted demand. I. Penman, "The Annihilation of Rhythm." YouTube.com, Universal Music Group: Grace Jones, "Slave to the Rhythm Version 2" Discogs.com: Grace Jones, "Slave to the Rhythm" Google […]

It’s cheese sandwiches all the way down

My weekends have been making me happy but they don't make good copy. It's Sunday evening. I'm sitting at Prism Cafe. Seven other laptops — various Macs and a rogue Dell — are open and aglow. Something wickedly, mournfully trumpety, chat and polyrhythmic is playing overhead. There may or may not be a glass of […]