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Dirk Vandewiele: The Man Who “Discovered” Chris Whitley

Everyone knows who discovered America, right? Good ol’ Christopher Columbus. Blaaaaaaaattt! goes the buzzer. Wrong answer! Correct answer – Amerigo Vespucci, which is why the continents are called North and South America. The same sort of PR job has obscured who first ‘discovered’ Chris Whitley. Almost every article about Chris notes the role of Daniel … Continue reading

Poetic Influences

He had also delved deeply into the surrealist movement. He dedicated his album Perfect Day to the surrealists Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington. “What I find exciting about writing songs is that they don’t feel like poems because they’re attached to music. I’m trying to articulate what is not rational. It’s not even conscious half … Continue reading