Sergius Gregory has taken the musician-in-a-cabin experiment leaps farther than the likes of Bon Iver.
I just picked up the new Jesse Ball novel The Way Through Doors at Powell's the other day, and I've brought it with me to Marfa, TX where I'm spending the month of February. That and The Elephant Vanishes by Murakami. -Anna-Lynne Williams, music editor
"I could mention...Neneh Cherry's Raw Like Sushi, on vinyl from the local store, and Michael Jackson's BAD, which I stole from my brother. You had to learn to dance really smoothly to it or the vinyl would skip. I'm sure someone could find traces of all of those early loves in my music, and not least in the way I dance."