Sound Affects

February 2010

Pitchfork: The Taste Maker

Judging by the "Top Ten" list of hundreds of critics in Village Voice's Pazz and Jop Poll, Pitchfork is either really good, or critics are becoming really lazy.


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “Coming Clean”

“Seventeen and strung out on confusion”, Billie Joe Armstrong belts out the opening line of “Coming Clean” in a high, booming notes to immediately drive


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Gem Found - Francesca Lee

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


January 2010

Your Guide to the 2010 Grammy Nominees for Best Music Video

It won’t be long until the music industry hands out honors at the 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony. Sure, much of the annual hubbub surrounds


Masters of the Form: Parliament, 1976 - Mothership Connection

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.


Green Day - All About ‘Dookie’: “When I Come Around”

“When I Come Around” is more than just the best song off Dookie.  It’s quite possibly the best tune Green Day has ever


20 Questions: Martha Davis

What's a red frog doing in Martha Davis's basement? Waiting for his record debut, naturally. On the eve of releasing her children's album, concurrent with launching a T-shirt line, recording a jazz record, producing a podcast, and digging through the vaults of the Motels, Martha Davis is primed for the year of the Metal Tiger.


Medieval/Modern: An Interview with the Dry Spells

Bay Area folk-rockers the Dry Spells talk with PopMatters about side projects, Fleetwood Mac and how they managed to be influenced by both Laurel Canyon and traditional Arabic music.


Verse-Chorus-Verse: Howard Hewett

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


Say Hello to the Popguns

One of my more idiosyncratic musical interests is exploring the countless faceless indie pop hordes that littered late ‘80s British alternative rock.  Largely forgotten


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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