Thursday, November 13 2014
A fascinating, thorough, and highly intellectual exploration of how popular music shaped the counterculture of the '60s, this is a must read for any fan of music and/or modern anthropology.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?
Thursday, May 2 2013
When America chose Nixon over Paulsen at the polls, it ushered in a president that many consider one of the most humor-challenged in modern history.
Sunday, April 21 2013
As Season Six of Mad Men continues, the controversial and iconic figure of Don Draper is back at it. Love him or hate him... you can't ignore him.
Wednesday, September 15 2010
Occasionally compared to their North American contemporaries the Trashmen, Los Saicos sound more feral.
Sunday, March 14 2010
It's the particular pitch of a female singer like Ros Sereysothea that makes this music singular.
Tuesday, January 19 2010
This two-disc set is a decent attempt at encapsulating the group's early career -- a formidable task given the complexities of both the band and the era.
Thursday, September 3 2009
Friday, August 28 2009
The Ang Lee take on Woodstock never gets much beyond these clichés: hippies took drugs, rain made mud, the music was great and crowds were huge.
Thursday, May 28 2009
It’s maddening to see addiction for the way it turns a person into the one-dimensional cliché familiar from a hundred After School Specials and Behind the Musics.