Songs of the Summer

Summer can be typified by plenty of wonderful things. When the sun starts hanging in the sky longer, like it doesn't quite want to miss out on the fun, I get all jazzed up with that feeling of freedom. Summer plays in my mind like a vibrant montage, and every year I add more scenes--more … Continue reading Songs of the Summer


The Devil’s Beat: Vodou and Rock Music

The art and spirituality of Vodou (also voodoo) has long typified the Afro-Caribbean culture, but has also been subject to great scorn and judgment from imposing communities. A complex faith full of altars, spirits, charged objects, and possession, much of Vodou’s threatening qualities stem from its roots in spells and curses, and the mere fact … Continue reading The Devil’s Beat: Vodou and Rock Music