1957 Lancia Florida II by Pininfarina
Of the rushing river of records heading toward us, there are two I’d like to mention, one imminent and one on the horizon: “Love Has Come for You,” by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, which arrives in April, and “We the Common,” by Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, which arrives this week. Brickell and Martin’s record is a banjo-and-singer collaboration, a form without many footprints. They draw several of their references from bluegrass and old-time banjo styles and from modal forms, the type of reserve that Gillian Welch and David Rawlings have visited and absorbed by a different, more plainspoken route. It’s a capacious reserve, though restricted compared to, say, jazz, with its often much broader instrumentation and more complicated harmonic structures…
Alec Wilkinson listens to new albums by Edie Brickell and Thao Nguyen, and looks at the origins of bluegrass: http://nyr.kr/12r4vGA
Photograph by Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty.
Take out the canary yellow and cobalt blue brogues and there you have the 11 pairs of shoes a man would need to cover any and every conceivable function and event he might need to be at in one lifetime.
Unless you’re going to war, or space.
(Put the yellow and blue pairs in just for fun, though.)
1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Coupe Speciale by Pininfarina
1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce