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Songs about weather, colors, bathroom habits, dancing, and animals endowed with the ability to speak abound; a spirited masking of the album’s key concern—thwarting the physical, emotional, and cultural aging process. Innocent enough initially, the longer one examines the work the more distorted and intricate the subjects become.

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Today, the psychedelic folk-pop great and ’60s-vintage chart-topper Donovan celebrates his 75th birthday. To celebrate that big day, Donovan has dropped a new video for “I Am The Shaman,” a 2010 track produced by cult-cinema legend and occasional musician David Lynch. A music video for a decade-old Donovan song might not be news, but this time it is, since Lynch directed the video.

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Filmmaker also co-produced the song, which first appeared on the folk legend’s album, Ritual Groove For more, check out: (Source)

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Jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith and Iggy Pop have come together to cover Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman,” which will appear on Smith’s new album Breathe, which is out at the end of this month.

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Duo also recorded “Why Can’t We Live Together” for jazz great’s upcoming LP Breathe, out March 26th For more, check out: (Source)

What a difference a few decades make. Call it a creeping malaise or a reflection of the times. Film and television have essentially created a new cottage industry. Take a sprite, fun, pop song from a different era and turn it into a moody ballad. This APTV video compiles a list of 10 songs in […]

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If anyone predicted that the infectious Bananarama hit from the summer of 1983, “Cruel Summer,” could be turned into a somber, foreboding cover with the ability to create a palpable nervousness and introspection, said person surely would have been laughed off the MTV sound stage. After all, without MTV, the three London women who made […]

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Netflix’s star-studded new documentary Have A Good Trip: Adventures In Psychedelics, directed by Donick Cary and scored by Yo La Tengo, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: actors, comedians, and musicians telling stories about tripping brought to life by reenactments and colorful animation. “Mixing comedy with a thorough investigation of psychedelics, Have A […]