That Quincy Jones interview; Typesetter, Boner Killerz, Dereck Higgins tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 2:01 pm February 8, 2018

By Tim McMahan,

Let me be the thousandth person to point you to the Quincy Jones interview in Vulture. Everyone has their favorite quote from the article, here’s mine:

Do you hear the spirit of jazz in pop today?

No. People gave it up to chase money. When you go after Cîroc vodka and Phat Farm and all that shit, God walks out of the room. I have never in my life made music for money or fame. Not even Thriller. No way. God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money. You could spend a million dollars on a piano part and it won’t make you a million dollars back. That’s just not how it works.

And there’s even a sequel to this interview over at GQ.

God, I hope I’m half as clever and thoughtful as Jones when I’m 85.

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Tonight at fabulous O’Leaver’s… Typesetter is a Chicago indie band that has some emocore overhang, though any band with a song titled “Lapsed Asshole” has to be good. And the mighty Boner Killerz is on the bill along with Omaha duo The Natural States. Classic. $5, 9 p.m.

Also tonight, Dereck Higgins returns to The Down Under Lounge. Joining him is Minneapolis jazz group The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League. No cover, 9 p.m.

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