In the 1990’s, music producer Rick Rubin approached Johnny Cash to encourage the singer to record with him. The approach was unusual as Rubin largely worked with rap and heavy metal musicians. Cash’s music was closer to country. Cash was also not the musical force he had … [Read more...] about The Man in Black.
I will be presenting this paper as part of the Two Way Learning Webinar Series offered by Australian Institute for Psychoanalysis. Here is the link to the series. https://www.psychoanalysis.asn.au/two-way-event The title of my paper centres on an incident where I became ill … [Read more...] about Sorry Polly, Women’s Law Still Touches Me
David Bowie’s death in January 2016 sparked a worldwide celebration of his life and music. Missing from the analysis of Bowie’s contribution to popular culture was a serious discussion of his 1967 novelty song, The Laughing Gnome. It was an appalling oversight. It is time to set … [Read more...] about David Bowie’s Gift To Psychotherapy
In the fifteen minutes it takes to perform Ravel’s Bolero, the drummer plays 4050 beats, all within a repetitious pattern. During those fifteen minutes, there is no respite. The drummer has to get through the best way they can. Here is the French comedian Jacques Villeret’s … [Read more...] about No Escape for the Drummer
In 1988, Frank Zappa took his band on a world tour. His set included his version of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. When the band played in Barcelona, the trombonist, Bruce Fowler, broke into dance. (I think Fowler danced Flamenco, not Bolero. Not being a student of dance, I can’t be … [Read more...] about The Trombonist Dances Flamenco