‘Feels Like Summer’ by Childish Gambino

‘Feels Like Summer’ by Childish Gambino

Donald McKinley Glover jr. aka Childish Gambino (and occasionally mcDJ when he finds the time) is not only one of the most talented artists in the world today, but undoubtedly one of the busiest. An award-winning actor, director, and producer on television, an in-demand movie star who has appeared prominently in some of the biggest films of the last few years, and a singer and musician with three acclaimed albums, and a recent US number one single behind him, he has a achieved more at the age of 34 than most of us would manage in a very long lifetime. Read more »

Genius at work: what makes a musical genius and why?

Genius at work: what makes a musical genius and why?

In the wake of the recent passing of David Bowie we heard the word genius being used over and over, but why was he a genius? How is such a thing defined? And is it an over-used word when talking about musicians? “A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see, and hits it.” – Unknown Talking about music and musicians, or indeed any art, in a descriptive way is not always easy. Saddled with trying to express the inneffable writers quite ofen resort to prosaically throwing noun’s and adjectives around (such-and-such is a rising star/guitar Read more »

New Reels: Rick Ross (Feat. Kanye West & Big Sean) “Santified”

New Reels: Rick Ross (Feat. Kanye West & Big Sean) “Santified”

This Friday’s post marks the beginning of a monthly round-up of recent videos that for one reason or another have caught our eye, and which might catch yours too, starting with “Sanctified” by Rick Ross (Feat. Kanye West & Big Sean), “I keep it to Myself” by Wilco Johnson and Roger Daltrey and “Sexercize” by Kilye Minogue and last but not least, Madonna…. Ok, so first up we have video producer Jesse Hill who has been causing a minor buzz with his Emoji videos, firstly for Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love’, and now for this track by Rick Ross, Kanye West Read more »