Sound Affects

August 2009

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Gary Numan - “Cars”

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time


One Hit Wonder: Sinead O’Connor

The one-hit wonder that destroyed her career live on national television.


Zach Galifianakis Sings About Love

Before Zach Galifianakis’ outstanding breakout roles in The Hangover and Humpday respectively, this comic had a penchant for lyp syncing to saccharine little dities about


Radiohead - “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)”

In classic Radiohead fashion, Thom and the boys unleashed a new track on an unsuspecting blogosphere today: “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)”. The song is


Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time

“You” - Bill Withers Written by Bill Withers From +‘Justments, Sussex Records, 1974 The lead-off track to an oft-forgotten album by master songwriter Bill Withers, “You”


Upfull Living Or, A Tale of Two Album Covers

Part One: Pharoah Sanders Maybe you have to be a jazz aficionado to get excited by an album cover, but come on: How can you


July 2009

One Hit Wonder: Paul Hardcastle

"In World War II, the average age of the combat soldier was 26. In Vietnam, he was 19."


Musical Genius & Its Discontents (ii): British-style

Part 2 of our video venture through lost musical geniuses discovers an unhappier tradition in The UK, where comebacks are not de rigeur! Exemplars include Joe Meek, Brian Jones, Syd Barrett, and Ian Curtis.


Gaga for Fame

Recently dubbed the new “princess of Pop”, Rolling Stone has said that Lady Gaga is on the verge of being the “defining Pop Star of


Fiona Apple: Tidal

The author grapples with his adolescent obsession with Fiona Apple's Tidal


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

// Sound Affects

"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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