Thursday, October 7 2010
Lonely Avenue is a very strong album for Ben Folds, and a successful debut for Nick Hornby as a lyricist. Folds tries to do justice to Hornby's lyrics by staying in his own musical comfort zone and writing great melodies.
Tuesday, September 28 2010
Collaborating with friend and literary hero Nick Hornby, Ben Folds has taken a break from his schedule of reality-TV shows, production of a capella albums, and recording with classical piano prodigies to discuss every angle of Lonely Avenue, his latest work ...
Sunday, April 20 2008
Technology may have changed the way we obtain music, but as Nick Hornby's High Fidelity reminds us, it can never alter our love affair with the medium.
Tuesday, January 1 2008
Writer of 'male confessionals' turns his talent to a teen.
Monday, April 23 2007
People do stupid things in the pursuit of love and lust, and if you haven't then you're lying.
Sunday, September 24 2006
Hornby seems unable to decide if this is a serious book about reading, or a light-hearted diary for his friends and fans, to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Friday, July 1 2005
Suicide strikes me as a singularly solitary endeavor, but these four wankers all choose the one spot in all of London at the one time in all of the year when they'd be likely to encounter other suicidal roof-climbers.
Tuesday, February 1 2005
Nick Hornby is just humble enough that you cannot hate or resent him, yet authoritative enough that you still retain some reason to respect and be interested in his opinion on books.
Wednesday, April 23 2003
A glorious and long overdue celebration of popular music.