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: “Holy Rollers, Rock and Rollers, and the Birth of Rock and Roll”:
Jim can be contacted at JimCosby01@Yahoo.Com
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.
Sunday, April 7 2013
While today rock is ubiquitous, few of us really understand the nuts and bolts of rock’s beginnings and especially not of rock’s crucial debt to the so-called "holy rollers" of the Pentecostal church. That Pentecostal-rock connection is a key to understanding what makes rock 'n' roll what it is.
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.