Kiss Me Again (1978)

Dinosaur, “Kiss Me Again,” 12-inch, side A, 1978. Composed by Arthur Russell. Remix by Jimmy Simpson. The personnel for this record blows my mind: Arthur Russell (cello, organ) David Byrne (guitar) Sammy Figueroa (percussion) Frank Owens (piano) Henry...

A Little Lost

At a loss for time is more like it. My teaching schedule today prevents me from posting, but stay tuned: We have some special pre-33 1/3 release posts on their way. Meantime, here’s a teaser for the material my Downtown Scenes class is dealing with today:...

A little Arthur Russell for your snowy day

Via the Guardian’s music blog, an extended mix of Arthur Russell tracks and reimaginings. Perfect for the return of snow at the end of a long weekend. Pocketknife presents Moving Me Up (Russell Mania) by elninodiablo Details/tracklist here....

Monday morning music

Over the weekend my copy of Tim Lawrence’s Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Scene, 1973-1992 arrived. I had been otherwise engaged during the conference/book launch a couple weeks ago, much to my disappointment.I started reading last night...

Arthur Russell Conference Program w/ Bios

KISS ME AGAIN: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ARTHUR RUSSELLSaturday, Oct. 10NYU Tisch Performance Studies, 721 Broadway (at Waverly Pl.), Suite 612, NYC9:30 – Coffee10:00a-10:30 Keynote – Tim Lawrence, author of Hold on To Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the...