New Directions In Music

Marshall Bowden
Music changes the world. And us. Welcome to my New Directions In Music newsletter. Every Tuesday I’ll publish a new long article or sometimes a couple of shorter things. All new.
Created 03 Jun 2019
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  • NDIM 10.26.2021
    26 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    William Shatner comes back from his ten minute real, live space ride on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space capade. Shatner emerges from the capsule and begins to emote to Bezos, who is there to greet his a...
  • NDIM 10.19.2021
    19 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Subscribe now Can we talk about Kacey Musgraves for a minute? Musgraves has been a problem for country music at almost every step in her career thus far. Her debut, Same Trailer, Different Park upset ...
  • NDIM 10/14/2021
    14 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    They have never gotten the attention that they deserve, but Dave Alvin and The Blasters have kept their brand of American music alive and kicking. Travel with me, kiddies, if you will, back to the mag...
  • NDIM 10/01/2021
    01 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Share New Directions In Music Los Lobos Are America's Band Listen/Buy Native Sons at Bandcamp Los Lobos are an underappreciated American treasure. The band's ability to play a variety of music authent...
  • NDIM 09/22/2021
    22 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Share New Directions In Music Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time—Not so much So last week Rolling Stone released its 500 Best Songs of All Time list, revising it for the first time since 2...
  • NDIM 09/15/21
    15 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    Share New Directions In Music Have you heard Elephants and Stars? This Canadian outfit hails from Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, and they released their EP Dreamland in April of this year and you can ...
  • Convoy: Sifting the ashes of pop culture
    02 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    Share The other evening Elizabeth & I were searching for a movie to watch, and we cast our net out upon the offerings from Paramount Plus. After adding a few Vincent Price movies and a few other vinta...
  • Greta Van Fleet vs. Poptimism
    25 Jun 2021 • 9 min read
    Share I've been aware of Greta Van Fleet for awhile now and I never bothered to listen to them until the release of their new album brought a new round of reviews and criticism from the self-congratul...
  • Three Women Strike Back
    18 Jun 2021 • 8 min read
    The sound of a slot machine cashing out--maybe a sly reference to "Money"--and then this: "The men who rule the world/have made a fuckin' mess..." Garbage is back, and Shirley Manson is pissed off--ab...
  • Where Fear Supersedes Rationality
    11 Jun 2021 • 8 min read
    Subscribe now There is a sub-genre of horror movies known as cannibal movies which had a run of popularity from 1972 until around 1988. These were exploitation films, part of the 'mondo' movement of d...
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