#1518 The White Stripes – Elephant

There was a lot of hoo-hah around The White Stripes at the fin de siècle, and they seemed to encompass our collective cultural consciousness of millennium-fuelled paranoia and petulance, knowingness and naïveté with a raw au naturel back to basic blues. I was a bit slow on the uptake (never having been one to ride … Continue reading #1518 The White Stripes – Elephant

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#631 Hildegard von Bingen – Vision: The Music Of Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard was born in 1098. She’s basically the first known composer for whom there is a recorded history. She was a polymath genius, who was having religious visions from the age of 5 and shunted off to a nunnery by her parents aged 8. She went on to become the Abbess, founded a couple of … Continue reading #631 Hildegard von Bingen – Vision: The Music Of Hildegard von Bingen