Phonographica

phantom of the paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

September 14, 2014

In 1974, a destined-for-cult-status campy rock musical written and directed by Brian De Palma was released to a great flood of inattention: Phantom of the Paradise was a bit of a flop. De Palma’s eighth film was successful in only one North American market, which just happened to be my market at the time – Winnipeg.

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b.b. gabor

B.B. Gabor

April 5, 2014

BB Gabor was the stage name of Gabor Hegedus, whose family had fled Hungary during the ill-fated 1956 revolution.

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Frantic City

Phonographica: Frantic City

March 19, 2014

Wandering through early music, one record at a time.

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Revisiting vinyl, for better and for worse

March 5, 2014

Last fall, shortly before I left for India, I acquired something that I haven’t thought much about in at least twenty years. I bought a phonograph.

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