Barbara Ess was an American photographer and musician.
She is probably best known for her work with Y Pants.
Toshinori Kondo was a Japanese trumpeter.
He worked in avant-garde jazz and jazz fusion.
Kondo also frequently collaborated with Bill Laswell.
The album above also features a a cover of “Sun Is Shining”, around minute 17.
This happened in March but I only found out today.
By reading Pandemic! by Slavoj Žižek which has a commemoration for Sorkin as epigraph.
Michael Sorkin was an American architect, architectural critic and activist.
An outdated version of Wikipedia says Sorkin was an outspoken supporter of politically leftist causes.
In 2005, he edited Against the Wall, which compares Israel to Apartheid South Africa.
This book caught my attention, as the geopolitical situation of the Middle East is becoming more and more of interest of me.
Not so long ago, it dawned on me that the Middle East was becoming my WWII. Allow me to explain. When I was younger I regularly came into contact with older gentlemen who were fascinated by everything which had to do with World War II.
World War II has never interested me much, except for the Holocaust.
As I grow older, I become fascinated with everything Middle East, with geopolitics and with clashes of civilization.
Steve Martin Caro was an American rock musician best known for his rendition of the songs “Walk Away Renée” (1966) and “Pretty Ballerina” (1966) for the 1960s baroque pop band The Left Banke.