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Eric M Bell
Eric M. Bell is a music journalist and jazz guitarist. He is a featured contributing columnist at JamBase, the world's leading source of live music and concert information. His blog, Fukuoka Policeman, takes a new turn on the traditional music interview, substituting the art and science of the craft for its usual celebrity. Mr. Bell’s influences have been many: Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson, The New Yorker and Playboy, Miles Davis and Trey Anastasio and, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. Besides working as a principal at a boutique private equity and investment banking firm, his other interests include contemporary art, existentialist philosophy, US National Parks, Fellini films, and hiking in Colorado’s High Country. He is a native Texan and lives in San Antonio.
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Interviewed by Eric M Bell In the world of Perpetual Groove this is about as good as it gets: On Friday, November 18th, 2011, the band will walk onstage at its beloved hometown venue, The Georgia Theater, for the first time in over two years. It will do so featuring... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2012 at Fukuoka Policeman
I used to practice - in the pitch dark - where I couldn't see my hands, because I've always wanted - whether I was aware of it or not - for the guitar to feel as natural to me as speaking. I want to connect my hands to my voice without the barrier of conscious thought. If I'm humming a melody, I want to be able to hum with my fingers. -- Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Fukuoka Policeman
Marc, Good write up. I wasn't familiar with her music prior to reading your article. Also, how in the hell did you turn that around in a single day? It takes me damn near a week to interview, transcribe and edit a piece so that it's ready for public consumption. The quality of the content on your site is top notch. I'll be coming back to visit more often. Cheers, Eric
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2011 on Interview: Rhoda Scott at JazzWax
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"If you let it, music (alone) will take you to the most incredible places. You can't control it, or try to make it happen, but when it does, it's the ultimate high you can experience as an artist." -- Justin Hasting of Zoogma Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Fukuoka Policeman
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