Joel Gunz

My own private Hawaii – Alfred Apaka: “My Isle of Golden Dreams”

Joel Gunz’s music column Blood, Sweat & Vinyl examines the greatest hits album, My Isle of Golden Dreams, by Alfred Apaka.

   

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Joel Gunz

Joel is known the world over as the Alfred Hitchcock Geek. He’s known around Portland, the Bay Area, and Venice Beach as a VR filmmaker. He also writes about religion, cult survival, race issues, and politics. It’s not always clear where these readers are, but they do leave him very nice notes in the comments section. His writing has appeared on or in such publications as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Commerce Magazine, and The Oregonian, as well as at, on, and/or in ads, signage, and ephemera for American Express, Nike, Xerox, and many other companies. Joel is distantly related to you. Get to know him wherever fine social media connections are made.

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Hanif Abdurraqib’s on point social commentary of a fractured, hopeful America

America is a country fast reaching divisive apathy, however, Hanif Abdurraqib points to another way to heal, as they have before, through the power of music.

The three disputed sources of the electric guitar

We know who can play it, but who was the first person to add electricty to the garden variety guitar?

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