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December 2008

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… - Episode 3

Elvis becomes the other Elvis for the third episode of his weekly show, Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (Wednesdays at 9pm EST/PST on the Sundance


What’s next? Ozzy was really just snorting baking powder?

More revelations like this, and we may be approaching DEFCON 1 status in terms of authentic rock and roll debauchery.


20 Questions: The End of the World

Stefan Marolachakis from the End of the World talks to 20 Questions. The Brooklyn band's latest album French Exit came out on Flameshovel Records this fall.


Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…—Episode 2

Since we’re in the thick of the holiday season, I should mention that the instrumental theme song to Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (Wednesdays at


William Dowd, RIP (and some thoughts about the harpsichord)

When it comes to artistic endeavors, once we lose advocates (not to mention the actual artists) that part of our world becomes a little bit smaller.


Glassjaw’s Triumphant Return and the Redemption of Ross Robinson

In the annals of rock and roll history, producer Ross Robinson will most likely be remembered as a scoundrel. After all, Robinson is largely responsible


Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… - Episode 1

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... - 9pm EST/PST - Sundance Channel


20 Questions: Spam Allstars

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry? The stupidest movies can make me well up. I don’t know why as I am


The Beatles - “Baby It’s You”

One of the obvious delights of surveying the Beatles’ catalogue is coming across unheralded gems, like “Baby It’s You”. Written by Burt Bacharach, Luther


November 2008

The Whiteness of this Whale

Trying to cut "The White Album" down to size is ultimately like chasing that whale around all the continents and hunting him down: it can’t be done.


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