Sound Affects

November 2009

Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Steve Arrington

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Chump”

How many times in your life have you have loathed that one guy just because you “knew” he was an utter tool (not like you


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Having a Blast”

“Having a Blast” highlights one of the great fascinations that frequently captivates adolescents: the thrill of blowing things up.  Green Day lyricist Billie Joe


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Burnout”

The first in a 14-part series analyzing and showcasing the entirety of Green Day's 1994 pop-punk masterpiece Dookie.


Transfer - ‘Future Selves’

On the TV show Project Runway, hopeful designers are given challenges to make fabulous fashions on a shoestring budget. Their faces invariably crinkle in dismay


Gem Found: Dave Fischoff

Pandora's Kevin Seal takes over this week's column, and reveals a gem in sonic collage artist Dave Fischoff.


Depeche Mode - “Master and Servant”

Forget all about equality: this is one of the greatest productions of the 1980s.


All Cried Out: A Queer Ear for Blues’ Wailing and Recovery

As a kid I listened to my favorite high-voiced divas croon and trill through lyrics of love and loss and recovery as if I had


Letting the Freaks and Geeks Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A growing list of bands unpopular with critics, but genre-defining nevertheless, is impatiently awaiting their admittance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Masters of the Form: Rage Against the Machine 1996 - Evil Empire

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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