Past, Present, And Future

After 10 years of keeping the Big City as a labor of love, I need your help.

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Tip Jar

A gentle reminder, there is an ongoing fundraiser here at the Big City. Every little bit helps, even tiny donations. If you can give more, I have many of what the public broadcasters call "premiums." Since I'm below even subsistence level, your donation means a lot more to me, and if you can't give any … Continue reading Tip Jar

The Man Machine

In the fall of 2009, Capitol/EMI issued a lavish and long-awaited box set, collecting the catalogue of recordings of one of the world's most beloved, and most important, pop music groups. The music this group made was not only great in its own right but revolutionary and hugely influential. Whole genres of popular music of the last forty years are impossible to imagine, and would have been impossible to create, without the legacy of this band, arguably the greatest of all that came out of the rise of pop culture and mass media. That band is, of course, Kraftwerk.