July 17th, 2009

Mixed Up

My latest piece for Zeek, on the Canadian ensemble Beyond the Pale's new album Postcards, is up. At first glance, the advertisement that was attached to it automatically by Google might seem like an odd fit:

But the more I think about it, since I spend a lot of time discussing hybridization and imagine the Country Bear Jamboree transposed to a Galician shtetl, I couldn't have asked for a better example of the frisson that comes with the prospect of transgressive mixing. Here's hoping that an ad for JDate doesn't suddenly take its place. . .