Jim is an attorney and music writer living in Philadelphia. He is currently shopping his manuscript, THE DAWN OF ROCK: THE TRUE STORY OF DEVIL’S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, HILLBILLIES AND AMERICAN SPIRIT (Excerpted on PopMatters: http://tinyurl.com/lcp8qvh, and, below, at “More Features”).
He has previously published several law review articles on the parent-child relationship, and also previously wrote for MusicOMH.com.
Jim can be contacted at JimCosby01@Yahoo.com
Tuesday, February 11 2014
12 Years a Slave is every bit as intense as one might imagine, though not completely depressing, whereas Django Unchained aestheticizes its extreme violence.
Tuesday, November 19 2013
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia pushes the boundaries of human decency -- in a good way.
Sunday, November 17 2013
From an odd and tragic childhood, to life as an underground metalhead, to crazy success, James Hetfield has managed a mountain of rage quite well.
Monday, November 4 2013
Martin Scorsese is a master filmmaker and often just as brilliant at incorporating music into his work. Nowhere have those skills shone brighter than in Goodfellas.
Tuesday, September 3 2013
While the crowd dances to the beat of Jimi Hendrix’s soul/psychedelic classic, “Fire”, Robert Downey, Jr.’s character has a moment of reflection, but casts it aside and throws himself into the dance.
Tuesday, January 14 2014
Dave Chappelle jokes that Philly, as the birthplace of America, is "the perfect place to end my career".
Tuesday, September 10 2013
Can the white and non-white, racially progressive, pro-gay rights, middle and lower middle-classes embrace a notion of patriotism as much as any other Americans? Jay-Z thinks so, and for the second year in a row, he was right.