Happy Thursday, Tottenham Hotspur fans! While our dear salmon pursues... something on his vacation, it is I, your furry pal Grover benevolent dictator Dustin who is here to step in and give you your daily dose of Tottenham Hotspur news and links that you won't read so you can talk about what kind of BBQ Lenny Kravitz likes.
But first, a musical interlude. Some of you know that I have an advanced degree in musicology. If you don't, well, now you do. This actually doesn't qualify me to be anything but over-educated in my line of work, but it does mean that I have a pretty discerning ear, and that I'm prone to share music that people may have overlooked. Today, I'm sharing two examples of minimalism (and post-minimalism).
1. Uakti - Tiquiê River / Japurá River (Philip Glass)
About 15 years ago now Brazilian percussion group Uakti put out an album where they re-interpreted and recorded the music of minimalist composer Philip Glass. The results were absolutely astounding. You get the broken arpeggios of quintessential Glass but reinterpreted with the earthy and indisputably Brazilian percussion instruments.
2. Dawn of Midi - "Dysnomia (excerpt)"
Our second excerpt comes from acoustic trio Dawn of Midi, which performs polyrhythmic acoustic hypnotic trance music... live. It's like if you took John Adams, Bill Evans, and Aphex Twin and threw it into a blender. I'm a jaded musician and few albums completely astound me. This album astounds me and you really should stop what you're doing and go listen to the whole thing.
And now the "news"
In other news, Harry Kane is also good at football.
We've been linked to Slimani for a couple of windows now, but I think it's just because Nabil Bentaleb needs an Algerian friend at the club.
Sad to say, but I think Bongani Khumalo has found his level.
Our illustrious founder not only lays down some fat truths but he also brings the Arsene Wenger ride-or-die truthers out of the woodwork. It's beautiful.
You could do worse. Maybe not a lot worse, but you could. Actually, I'm pretty sure I did.