Monday, June 17 2002
Sidetracks is Earle’s collection of what he calls “stray songs”, songs that never made it to albums, or which can only be found on obscure compilations, soundtracks, or import editions of his albums.
Call it the R&B equivalent of the old Paul McCartney joke, but somewhere around the time Lionel Richie found himself swimming in hit
With mainstream jazz yet again struggling for sales there is almost a cynical logic to this release. Verve are the most commercially astute of the
Saturday, June 15 2002
Since Eminem has worked overtime to stir up trouble, all this attention isn't surprising. But it can also be depressing: for the most part, responses to Eminem are all about containing a perceived threat, making Eminem ordinary.
From the moment he took his first Benzedrine tablet in 1957 until his attempted suicide in Nickajack Cave 10 years later, Johnny Cash's musical output was more fertile and prolific than at any other period in his career.
Thursday, June 13 2002
“It’s all folk music to me. I never heard no cows singin.’” —Attributed to Sonny Boy Williamson Every once in awhile, in the oceans
A weird little trend that’s been growing over the past few years has been bluegrass bands covering tunes from other genres, and in that
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In a nutshell, the major problem with The Eminem Show is that its content, which relies heavily on shock value, does not shock us anymore.
This album arrived with so much baggage it might as well have been Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein. Critics won’t tell you, but Tjinder
On September 19 and 20, 2001, audiences at New York City’s Town Hall welcomed Laurie Anderson home. Several weeks earlier, the performance artist and her band (Skuli
Though it might be argued that Nicolas Cage roaring and contorting in slow motion makes for good action cinema, it's hardly the basis for a thoughtful interrogation of how war works, how it shatters (or otherwise forever changes) participants, and reinforces systemic racism.
The Marquis de Sade, dedicated family man.
The main problem here is the script, or the lack thereof.
Truly, a genius on his way to being discovered lies within this sweet film.
An action movie dressed up like an art film, 'Black Hawk Down' is not about betrayal or anger, but heroism and patriotic fervor.
The CIA here is an intensely low-down, sinister, and duplicitous organization.
Wednesday, June 12 2002
My favourite generic neologism at the moment is True School House. It is used to describe sets by DJs like LA’s Marques Wyatt, someone
By the time Traffic recorded John Barleycorn Must Die in 1970, a new phase of their career had begun. The psychedelic rock songs had been replaced
Mainly the quartet makes the kind of music that you might expect fairies to make.