Category Archives: New Music

Is There Dignity In Desperation?

Singer-songwriter and producer, Logan Farmer uses the moniker Monarch MTN. He makes original music that caught Norman B’s attention. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere you’ll hear a track from his impressive new LP, I Woke At The Station. Logan’s music and what he has to say about it prompted us to arrange an interview, which you’ll hear in the following edition of Life Elsewhere. Meanwhile,

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Amy Rigby, It’s A Pleasure

What a pleasure it is to know Amy Rigby. Some people, no, make that a lot of people in the rock ’n’ roll racket can be miserable sods. I put it down to spending far too much time living on the road. Even if you’re The Stones taking up whole floors of grand hotels with your ever-increasing entourage, it’s still

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Gordon Raphael: The Interview

Reminiscing about his early days in Seattle, musician, and producer, Gordon Raphael, casually mentions the velvet clothes he preferred to wear just as flannel shirts were becoming the standard uniform for any aspiring rock star from the Pacific Northwest. It’ an important detail because Gordon didn’t readily fit into an obvious category then and avoids easy labeling today. He lives

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Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump’s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious “alt-right” figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent

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Three Topics

If you have been to the renown Art Basel, you would not be alone in finding it overwhelming, confusing, albeit intriguing. Londoner, Ryan Stanier felt the same, his experiences at Art Basel and other prestigious art fairs led him to believe there was a need for an alternative to the high-end, glossy, money-dominated events. So, a few years ago, Ryan

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