For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."
As a Muslim and an Arab I was by default attracted to Koran By Heart's subject matter. A film about an annual competition in reciting the Muslim holy book that takes place in my original hometown of Cairo.
We can actually understand a few things about the universe by careful application of our 36 horsepower brains. Our main problem is not our understanding of the universe. We are learning about the universe. Our main problem is human behavior.
My strategic plan is all about heart. More than ever, my heart leads and my head follows. I am not saying to stop marketing, stop selling, stop accounting and operations. I am just suggesting you lead from a different place.
Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.