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Wednesday, August 14 2002

Glassjaw: Worship and Tribute

When I first received Glassjaw’s second album, Worship and Tribute, I tried giving it a sample listen every once in a while, but whenever

General Store: Local Honey

One would have expected different things from the son of Elton John’s longtime guitarist. Something more in line with Status Quo or Queen would

Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash at Madison Garden

An Unbroken Circle While listening to Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden, I began comparing it not to Cash’s other live records, which stand

The Shins

S E T    L I S T Pressed in a BookGirl on a WingWhen I Goose StepNew One AMy Seventh RibThe Celibate LifeNew


As my wife and I waited in line to get into the show, we struck up a conversation with the couple in front of us,

Mission of Burma + Silkworm

Mission of Burma Silkworm It’s a little hard for me to put my relationship with Mission of Burma into words. It’s not that

John Mellencamp + Shannon McNally

John Mellencamp Shannon McNally S E T    L I S T MCNALLY SET LISTIt Ain’t Easy Being GreenBolder Than ParadiseDelta Lady (Leon

Neil Finn

S E T    L I S T Pineapple HeadDriving Me MadOne Step AheadHole in the IceAnytimeInto the SunsetLove This Life (Neil solo)Fall

DJ Dego + DJ Ender

DJ Ender The first time I heard Dego’s main project 4 Hero was via a two-cassette promotional pre-release of Two Pages, the group’s sweeping

Second Annual All-Star Invitational Beatdown featuring The Allies, A-Trak, and Mix Master Mike

A-Trak Mix Master Mike On July 26th, The Allies presented their second Annual All-Star Invitational Beatdown, held in Los Angeles’ El Rey theater instead of

. . . a divide exists, between low and high art: genre novelists sell books while literary writers thrill critics. It is rare for an author to successfully straddle both worlds.

... this is devastating to Goldstein and Beloff, who really want to get their ass kicked in order to prove their southern bigotry theory.

eBay's business model has always been deceptively simple: low overhead, narrow focus, top-to-bottom accountability, and most of all, paying attention to its customers. In other words, conservatism. Radical.

Chopper's simple message rests in the fact that we shouldn't discriminate against people, even if they are they freakish son of the town whore.

Not only does he dig into a fine array of the social, cultural, economic, racial, and obviously athletic issues of those 12 years, giving us an often hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and almost always vigorous narrative of baseball and the lives of baseball players, but this narrative also establishes an accessible and important doorway for modern baseball folks to walk through.

Tuesday, August 13 2002

The The: RPM: The Singles of The The

Lovingly kept on the outskirts of mainstream, but peeking in just enough to garner critical acclaim and praise for his vision and tastes, Matt Johnson

Mary Mary: Incredible

Gospel is a wide-ranging genre that rolls up enthusiasm, populism, energy, sweat, and joy into a rich choral form that sets butterflies loose in even

Peggy Lee: The Best of Peggy Lee (Millennium Collection)

In 1941, Benny Goodman discovered Peggy Lee in a Chicago club. Impressed as much by her silver-coated voice as her elegant stage demeanor, he hired the 2

Fear Factory: Concrete

In a world where honesty is less than supreme, I’ve decided to add a little truth. For all you death-metal mongers, this is first

Farrah: Moustache

The “skinny tie” era of British pop calls to mind some very good times. Things were simpler, the harmonies flowed and there was no shortage

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