Hipster Choral

In the last 6 years or so a new kind of music has emerged that blends alt-rock, pop, disco, and dance vibes with choral ensembles of various kinds that resemble, but not always, mama-and-papa vocals. I call this “hipster choral,” and it’s epitomized by Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound,” in which even the solo sounds […]

Posted at 7:10 pm on February 17, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Dandy, Music, uncategorized | Continue reading

Free speech is a problem

Recent events (The Interview, Charlie Hebdo) have shown that the debate about political correctness has shifted to the problem of free speech, and as usual we should avoid thinking in either/or terms. There are distinctions to be made. What is usually black-and-white — either you’re for free speech, or you’re against it — is actually multidimensional. On the one hand, […]

Posted at 10:04 am on January 10, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: uncategorized | Continue reading