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
Thursday, August 21 2014
PopMatters looks at five Beastie Boys songs that are not only underappreciated, but some of their best.
Sunday, April 27 2014
Wherever the bar was set for '70s college parties, Animal House took that bar, broke it into kindling, and made a bonfire.
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.
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.