Victrolacore – Satirical Music for the Sartorial Gentleman

A musical phenomenon of interest to the Kingpin gentleman is one that is emerging from genres being called ‘chap hop‘, ‘modern burlesque’, ‘steampunk‘, even ‘industrial hip-hop opera‘ all of which I put under the broader category of what I have termed Victrolacore. You heard it here first! The key elements of this branch of theContinue reading “Victrolacore – Satirical Music for the Sartorial Gentleman”

Men of Style – Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it” ~ Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the words of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe “In the century since hisContinue reading “Men of Style – Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington”