Tag Archives: Radio Paradise

April 02

Mike Cooper – White Shadows in the South Seas: Exotica for the dawn of a new age. (music review)

When Arthur Lyman shouted those bird calls into the audience at the Shell Bar in 1951, he had no idea he was teetering drunk on the edge of a revolution. Not just a revolution in sound with the birth of Exotica, but a revolution with the discovery of Island Kitsch¬†igniting a national mania for all […]

March 01

Cooper / Abrahams duo at the Seymour Centre in Sydney tonight. Catch it if you can. (music performance)

For those lucky enough to be in Sydney at the moment, two of my absolute favorite artists are playing together tonight at the Sima lounge at the Seymour Centre. Mike Cooper and Chris Abrahams will be there playing together. A collaboration that has meant a lot to both for some time. If I were a […]

Radio Paradise – Mike Cooper In Beirut: Pynchon, Hawaiian shirts and The (deconstructed) Blues.

What a gem I was lucky enough to trade my finances for in the purchase of Mike Coopers Radio Paradise. This stunning disc with its deconstructed devotion to Pynchon, its heavily disguised blues covers and it’s demand for an intelligent listener is a diamond in the coal mine of 2012.¬†Mike Cooper has been a blues […]