“Why Jazz?”: A Music Festival Review
“Jazz is not a live being, and music is not subject to our laws of time.”
We returned to L’Astral, and the Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Knower were playing. The drummer began rapping, “The government knows when you masturbate.” I was so distracted by the lyrics that I forgot to record a section of it before we ended up behind the TD Stage, where the 150th anniversary of Canada Day celebration was going on, as it was the first of July.
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