Food for thought: Matthew E White

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The Virginia-based singer and songwriter releases his second album, Fresh Blood, tomorrow. His coming tour of the UK will include a show at London’s Village Underground on 20 April.


Watched a documentary about the 70’s Knick’s basketball team called When The Garden Was Eden, and tucked away the Spotify playlist for its accompanying soundtrack.


Continued to dig into a wonderful book about postwar Europe called Post War and listened to a bit of Scott Walker’s fifth solo album, Scott 4.


Watched Man On Wire, the documentary about a tight-rope walker who illegally strung a high-wire between the Twin Towers. I also listened to Bob Dylan’s 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home.


In the morning I listened to “The Times They Are A Changin’”, a record I am mildly obsessed with right now (also produced by Tom Wilson), watched Busby Berkeley Youtube videos and a documentary on the Improv Comedy Clubs.


Tried watching Three Amigos! (Randy Newman wrote the songs) but I fell asleep.


Made a Spotify playlist for my upcoming tours – Can, the Zombies, the Stooges, John Lennon’s solo albums, Howlin’ Wolf and a bunch more.


Listened to a Bobby Charles record and watched a great documentary about Hunter S Thompson.