Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

David Marchese


Thursday, August 25 2005

A Colossus Nears the End of the Road: Sonny Rollins at 75

It's not often you get a chance to speak with a legend. Forgive the upcoming hyperbole; Sonny Rollins deserves it.

Tuesday, August 9 2005

Pizza Pizza

Taking a large, appreciative bite of bland consistency and ubiquitous uniformity, one writer challenges refined taste to prove an old adage right and discover a slice of identity.

Tuesday, July 12 2005

It's Just Honest Music: An Interview with Geezer Butler

The Black Sabbath bassist and GZR frontman goes from politicians to skulls in just two degrees.

Monday, May 30 2005

Hunchin' in Heaven

Backwoods rockabilly one-man-band Hasil Adkins earned the name 'the Wild man' for his raw, impulsive performances. Many called him a lunatic, but it's more accurate to simply call him American.

Wednesday, March 30 2005

Why Is This Man Not a Household Name?: Roger Federer Soars Under the Radar

Roger Federer is an athlete of an order American sports fans have never been able to fully embrace. He's humble to a fault, wary of drawing attention to himself, and a Swiss polyglot.


Wednesday, February 8 2006

Various Artists: Run the Road Volume 2

It works as a fun soundtrack to a dimly-lit, vodka and Red Bull drenched basement party. But if you really want to kick the party into gear, the album’s older brother is still the one to podcast.

Tuesday, December 13 2005

The Darkness: One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back

Simply put, rock and roll don't get no realer as we hit the home stretch of the new millennium's first decade.

Thursday, December 8 2005

Robert Wyatt & Friends: Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8th September 1974

A rare breed of musician who is forever alive to the possibility of new opportunities and forever blind to the existence of obstacles.

Tuesday, November 29 2005

Cat Stevens: Gold

Stevens was once of the biggest, most beloved musical stars in the world. Gold, a new two-disc compilation of his work is a useful reminder of why that was.

Sunday, November 6 2005

John Coltrane: The Bethlehem Years

His work in Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk's bands from the same era feature much more exploratory, innovative, and passionate playing.

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