Wednesday, July 24 2002
ETTA JAMES 14 July 2002: BB King’s Blues Club & Grille New York by Kandia Crazy Horse Joi Res Flight to Amazonia (Slight Return) Saturday in
The Dirtbombs The Detroit Cobras Co-headlining a two-night stand at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan, the Detroit Cobras and the Dirtbombs are part of the
Dave AlvinPhoto credit: Stephen Smith Only in Madison would you find a dive bar with a grilled portabella sandwich on the menu. This is what
Nearly half of Shakey's 738 pages of text are devoted to the 1970s, and while some readers may find McDonough's attention to detail frustrating, fans of Young's music will be fascinated with the account of Young's most productive decade, from Everybody Knows This is Nowhere to Rust Never Sleeps.
This new anthology from Bloodaxe is a marvel of editorial skill and taste, offering 500 modern poems by diverse writers as a demonstration of the efficacy of poetry in the modern world.
In today's world Kidd would have been the unwitting scapegoat for the Enron fiasco, allowing everyone else to get away Scot-free while he rotted in prison.
About Ben Marcus there is so much to be discussed but nothing, really, to be explained.
a vivid world where floods are described as 'gray soup,' a woman's bound breasts as 'small, withered, modest as folded flowers,' pansies as having 'the faces of spoiled babies,' and horses as having coats of 'brutal velvet.'"
Perhaps it's stereotypical, but men who drink American beer and watch football aren't even supposed to read books, much less write them. Magnuson, however, has bucked the stereotype. He is a regular blue-collar guy, but he's also a damn good fiction writer.
As a comprehensive anthology, 'A Reader' has wired into its DNA the tendency to deflect attention from the subject at hand in order to illuminate by refraction the face of the writer.
The poster child of tell-all, slam-the-bastard, blame-anyone-but-yourself books.
It is clear that her enthusiasm for life has influenced her enthusiasm for writing and medicine. The reader of 'As I Live and Breathe' will likely finish the book with a newfound appreciation for illness, medicine, and life in general.
Tuesday, July 23 2002
September 1984: It’s my freshman year in college; I’m lonely, I feel out of place, I’m 2,500 miles from my Oregon home, etc., you’
After two years of cutting singles for Buddha Records, the Trammps formed their own label in 1975, which they named Golden Fleece. A short time later,
It’s Robert Pollard’s world; we just live in it. Widely known as the highly prolific singer-songwriter for indie-rock heroes Guided By Voices, Pollard
Monday, July 22 2002
Some people when they hear the words ‘Rough Guide’ perhaps think of travelogues. In addition to books, however, the company also produces and distributes sonic
Call me shallow, but the cover art of Loss almost kept me from buying the thing. Nevermind the obsequious musings from the British press prominently
Break all the records . . . burn the cassettes . . . It’s 1982. The United States (and the world at large) is adjusting to the next phase of the
Although he is a mainstay of smooth jazz charts and radio schedules, Jeff Golub belongs to one of the genre’s precursors rather than the
When you think of Icelandic bands, slowly the main claim to fame of Björk and The Sugarcubes starts to recede in favor of