Rachel’s Mixtape

Rachel’s was a collective of musicians formed in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1991. Jason Noble (who came to prominence as the guitarist and occasional singer for Rodan, a band who, like their Louisville peers Slint, stretched post-hardcore clangor to meditative locked-in instrumental lengths) played music individually after Rodan’s breakup and referred to himself as Rachel’s but then began…

Daniel Johnston (1961-2019)

Daniel Dale Johnston (January 22, 1961 – September 11, 2019) Funeral home Funeral home Goin’ to the funeral home Got me a coffin Shiny and black I’m goin’ to the funeral And I’m never comin’ back Born in California in 1961 and raised in West Virginia, Daniel Johnston became known as a songwriter after moving…

Richard Twice: A Musical Life Interrupted

Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70’s California psychedelic folk duo ‘Richard Twice’, was on his way to stardom and a huge success with his first debut album when he mysteriously walked away from it all. A film by Matthew SaltonThe New York Times articlerichardtwice.com