Friday, September 21, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

One More Robot - Issue 11



Chuck D (Legendary rapper and primary voice of political rap group Public Enemy)
By David Ma

Beth Jeans Houghton (Singer, songwriter, and leader of Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves of Destiny)

By Trisha Doyle

Ken Bruen (Irish noir novelist. His works include The Guards and Priest)

By Michael A. Gonzales

Le Galaxie (Irish dance music group)

By Karen Lawler

Adrian Tomine
(cartoonist and illustrator for The New Yorker and his own comic series, Optic Nerve)

By Sam Weiss

Akintola Hanif (Photojournalist, filmmaker and editor-in-chief of groundbreaking culture magazine Hycide)

By Colm Gorey

Cry Monster Cry (Folk duo)

By Jonathan Keane

RawDeal (Rapper and head of the record label Raw's House)

By Dean Van Nguyen

The Sanctuaries (New York-based indie band)

By Nadene Ryan

Rob Salkowitz (author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture)

By Elaine Burke

Pablo Nouvelle
(Swiss musician and filmmaker)

By Simon Mee

Rick James
(Funk icon who sadly passed away in 2004. This in-depth interview is previously unpublished)

By Charlie Braxton

Also Includes

Back to Fashion The 2009 film The September Issue took viewers behind the scenes at Vogue’s New York office, documenting the creation of their largest-ever issue and leaving many to wonder where the hype surrounding the all-important September issue of the magazine originates. By Niamh Hynes

I Was a Teenage Prog Nerd One music obsessive outlines his long-standing love affair with progressive rock. By Joe Tangari

and more

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Issue 11 Preview: The Interview Issue

The new issue of One More Robot compiles interview features with a wide variety of musicians, authors, filmmakers, artists and many other noteworthy people. The 11th edition features conversations with...

Chuck D Rapper and primary voice of legendary political rap group Public Enemy

Beth Jeans Houghton Singer, songwriter and freak-folk artist (Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose)

Rob Salkowitz Author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture

RawDeal Rapper and head of the record label Raw's House

David Stern Frontman of New York band The Sanctuaries

Akintola Hanif Photojournalist and filmmaker

Michael Le Galaxie Member of Irish dance music group Le Galaxie ( Laserdisc Nights 2)

Ken Bruen Irish crime-noir author (The Guards, Priest)

Adrian Tomine Cartoonist and illustrator for The New Yorker and his own comic series, Optic Nerve

Rick James Deceased funk music pioneer (interview previously unpublished)

And loads more interviews besides. Also includes our look at the September fashion craze, prog rock and regular album reviews, including new releases by Jessie Ware and Joe McKee.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hal David 1921-2012

Years ago, while preparing to write an essay on Burt Bacharach, my good friend and mentor, the late writer Tom Terrell, said, "Everybody is always talking about Bacharach, but nobody ever talks about the great lyrical contributions of Hal David".

Up until that time, I hadn’t thought about Hal David one way or other. Burt, of course, was the cool symbol of the sixties, muc
h like an American version of James Bond, while Hal was "just the writer". Yet, as singer Dionne Warwick once told me, "If it wasn’t for Hal David, people would just be humming".

Listening closely to lyrics, with "Windows of the World" and "Message to Michael" being favorites, I realized just how powerful a pop lyricist Hal David really was.--Michael A. Gonzales