I’ve recently begun examining Chris’s ‘ties’ to Albert Camus’s The Rebel. In a NY Times interview, “Whitley points to French philosopher Albert Camus’ 1951 essay ‘The Rebel’ and suggests, ‘It’s not idealisms and this and that. It can be existential frustrations. We overlook that. You turn on the TV and if it’s guys burning American … Continue reading Invisible Day & Fireroad: Camus’ Influence?
This is my ‘desert island’ CD. It appeared as if a missive from ‘the other side of the world‘ one month short of 3 years after Chris’s passing. And it contains the Chris Whitley track I’ve probably played most often over the more than a decade since I first purchased it: Chris’s cover of JJ … Continue reading On Air Media
In honor of Chris’s birthday this year – and in gratitude for the unforgettable music and the prescient insights he gave us, I’ve compiled this timeline of his truncated but productive life. I ‘snagged’ the timeline that used to appear at chriswhitley.com and then expanded it with many more moments and a lot of photos … Continue reading The Life and Music of Chris Whitley: A Timeline
I tried to post videos from the Washington Post to my Facebook account, but encountered copyright restrictions. So …, I’m gonna try to post here so that you can hear what a black hole sounds like and see magnificent images captured. “When we come together, we can do great things,” the astronomer says. Reading about/viewing … Continue reading The Wonders of Science v. The Abysmal State of Humanity