Monday, September 26, 2011

Gonzales on Gil Scott Heron, DJ Hollywood, Jim Thompson and more

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One More Robot # 8:

Gil Scott-Heron, Radiohead, Miles Davis, Prince, The Beatles, D’Angelo, and Jay-Z among the artists featured in One More Robot’s Autumn Issue special feature ‘Th
e 100 Songs That Changed the Game’, available to buy early next week in Dublin City and worldwide
right now via mail order: http://item.ly/320764355423

In a special article for their eighth issue, Dublin’s leading cultural journal One More Robot polled their team of music writers to create a list of 100 of the most influential post-World War II songs. A huge 19 page feature, each song choice is accompanied with some brief notes written by a contributor passionate about its inclusion, as well as insights into particularly influential artists and introductions to each featured decade to add extra perspective.

“We probably could have stretched it out to another 100, such was the scope and quality of the tracks nominated by our writers,” editor Dean Van Nguyen wrote is his editorial piece. “But we had to draw the line somewhere.” One artist to be featured in the piece was Gil Scott-Heron.

For the issue, One More Robot commissioned artist John Breiner to paint a special portrait of the singer, songwriter, poet and novelist, who sadly died earlier this year. Breiner's stunning work appears on the new issue's front cover. Cultural critic and essayist Michael A. Gonzales wrote the cover story on Gil Scott Heron.

Gonzales,
who also writes crime fiction and has previously published literary essays on crime writers Chester Himes and Ernest Tidyman, contributed an article that recounts the turbulent relationship between The Killing duo pulp writer Jim Thompson and rising young filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. In addition, Gonzales also penned the personal essay "Broadway Buddas & the Birth of Hip-Hop" about growing-up in New York City during the seventies and the early days of rap music.

Also included in the new issue: Derek Owens chats to Luke Ford, one time chronicler of the adult film industry, and there’s coverage from the magazine’s recent Battle of the Bands event The Rock-Off Redemption, including interviews with the joint winners Race The Flux and Tandem Felix. A more comprehensive look into what is in the new issue is available via the magazine's website.

About One More Robot

One More Robot is a print magazine covering music, media, culture and beyond. Published and printed in Dublin, Ireland, it’s available to buy in independent stores Trout Records (George’s Street Arcade), All City (Crow Street, Temple Bar), The Record Art and Game Emporium (Fade Street) and The Winding Stair Book Shop (Lower Ormond Quay). The new issue will be in stores early next week and can be purchased right now worldwide via mail order: http://item.ly/320764355423

The magazine recently celebrated its second birthday and over the course of the last two years has assembled a team of writers whose backgrounds feature published work in The Irish Times, The Dubliner, AU, Rolling Stone, XXL, The LA Times, Pitchfork, Wax Poetics, Vibe, The Village Voice, Stop Smiling, The Telegraph and many other respected publications. This is their eighth issue. Their seventh, a specially-themed Pop Issue, is still available to buy online @ http://item.ly/320764356575 Recently, editor Dean Van Nguyen appeared on Dublin City FM to discuss the issue. His interview is available to hear via his blog.

For more information on One More Robot or to keep up to date with the latest news visit www.onemorerobotmagazine.com or follow the magazine on Facebook and Twitter.

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