Just got an email that Daphne Brooks' Jeff Buckley's Grace 33 1/3 book is out this week. Go buy it - summer is in their air! I'm more of a Tim Buckley gal myself, but I'll give it a spin cause Daphne the first is an amazing mind and can convince me of anything. Insert joke about river walk here.
On a related Girl Group cheerleading note: My friend and editor Kerri Mason is going to be the new dance music columnist for Billboard Magazine. She is the first ever woman in this position, one that she will fill, no doubt, amazingly. I know a couple of equally awesome folks who applied for the job but I have to say that it's really amazing and great for a her, and I'm proud and excited.
In my New Order overload I watched this video for the song Confusion, which was produced by Arthur Baker and so obviously in worship of the early 80s NYC dance/hip hop scene. Weird with all recent hype around that era to think of its diffusion into the larger worldwide arts culture, not that duh, disco and hip hop weren't the most important culture exports of the late 70s and early 80s. I wonder what else would fit in that catagory? Spandex? Cell phones? People around the world might like cell phones even more than they liked disco.
Speaking of disco, I might go catch another look at the EMP disco exhibit that Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, which is only up until May 15. Do it!