Tabou Combo en El Show Del Cuatro 1978 Santo Domingo “Inflacion”
Usually I leave the Rolling Stone articles to the OG babylonfalling but this article on Leopolds is too near and dear to my heart and in danger of disintegration. Not to wax overly nostalgic, but fuck man I feel sorry for people who will never know the joy of going in to a great record store and just discovering music. Now if I can just find an article on Princeton Record Exchange, word to tumblinerb.
Bruh, Leopold’s on Telegraph was the record store I grew up in and I NEVER had any clue about it’s origins!! That’s incredible. I guess I was still relatively young and not thinkin bout shit like co-ops and socialism when I was going to buy my 3 cassette singles for $7.99! I loved that store. Then Tower Records bought it and it got waaaaay weaker. Telegraph Ave used to be so dope.
Rare Vintage Chinese Opera Photos
Photographer Zhang Yaxin was one of the only people in China with access to color film during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76). Zhang was a photographer for Xinhua News Agency when he was chosen by Jiang Qing, the wife of Chairman Mao Zedong, to photograph the performances of the model operas she developed after the Communist Party leaders banned traditional Peking opera for being too bourgeois. - Via
Jamaican Sound System
Robert Ashley, the composer who redefined opera for the modern age, has died at 83.
日本 , 北海道 , 北海道 / -
Japan , Hokkaido , Hokkaido / -
일본 , 홋카이도 , 홋카이도 / -
女 , 服装・衣服 , アイヌ文様 , 装身具 , ムックリ・口琴・口琵琶
A few weeks ago, I noticed that Juanita Garcia’s birthday was coming up. I always remembered it because she was born on Valentine’s Day So I was going to write her a letter, wishing her a happy birthday, when I found out the sad news that she passed away on January 26.
I met Juanita once, two years ago. On my way to her house to interview her about her singing career, I got lost within her neighborhood. I walked into a nearby beauty salon to ask for directions. I noticed a sweet old woman that was just about to leave and without even thinking I just blurted out, “Are you Juanita Garcia?”. She just lit up and said “Yes”. She was getting her hair done for my visit.
We left the Botello’s Hair Studio together and she started telling me all about her career.
She was 83 years old. Sad to hear she’s gone.