‘I won’t lie, I was truly scared, but my fear was nothing compared what the liberation freedom fighters or the young Portuguese army recruits who refused to fight went through. I’ve thought about it a lot – would I do it again? I can honestly say yes.’
One of the most profound statements on music I’ve ever heard or read was made by the saxophone player Charlie Parker, he said:
I was saddened to hear of the death of one of my favourite jazz pianists, Horace Silver.
A funny thing happened to me this week. I paid five dollars to enter a raffle a homeless man had set up outside the Detroit Electronic Music festival. Unusually for me, I won: it was a tatty copy of John Coltrane’s “Love Supreme”. I couldn’t think of a more perfect prize.
It’s been said before and it will be said again: Underground Resistance are the Public Enemy of Detroit Techno.
I’m off to perform, record and report at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement) later this month. I can’t wait, everyone from Moodymann to Underground Resistance is performing.