|March 14, 2014 | Various And Sundry
* “My life is my music. They would beat me on the mouth if I marched, and without my mouth I wouldn’t be able to blow my horn … they would beat Jesus if he was black and marched.” What Louis Armstrong really thinks
* Inside the Spanish ghost villages you can buy for £50,000 : less than half the price of a London garage
* Where are the kids?
* That chop on the upbeat : digging deeper and deeper to find the origins of Jamaican music, all the way to Tennessee. Also : if you like that, you’ll probably be interested in rude shoes – Jamaica’s love affair with Clarks
* As we age, our response to fast-changing sounds slows down—which affects how we understand speech—and the world around us. But people who played instruments when they were young respond a bit quicker to such complex sounds. And the more years study subjects played instruments, the faster their brains responded to speech sound.
* What it was like to travel to Iran with Andy Warhol in 1976
* Why has silence become a commodity?
* “I can’t have people like that coming over here, on smack, fucking saying that they hate themselves and they wanna die. That’s fucking rubbish.” The last big battle between British and American rock n’ roll
* Please stop glorifying crummy dive bars