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Thursday, August 1 2002

Cuba (1979/2002)

The idea that an individual, like Robin Hood, could stand up for the rights of the oppressed comes across as a pleasant fantasy, worthy of song and legend, but devoid of the means to stand up against state power.


Wednesday, July 31 2002

Warren Zevon: My Ride’s Here

When Zevon drops the wise guy shtick, he often achieves the same enigmatic sweetness that seeped into Leonard Cohen’s music about 20 years ago.


Thirdimension: Protect Us From What We Want

This is absolutely criminal. Courtesy of the NME, we’ve been assaulted with information about two Swedish bands. The Hives have enjoyed a wild ride


NuSpirit Helsinki: self-titled

Was it the success of Zero 7? Maybe it’s the increasing impact of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide radio show or the après-club marketability of


Graham Nash: Songs for Survivors

In this gigahertz world of ABS, DVD, CIA, GNP, RBI, CDR, BIA, ISP, RAM, and PLO, it’s a beautiful thing to be reminded of


The Knack: Live from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fun House

Doug Fieger. Berton Averre. Prescott Niles. Bruce Gary. The four original members of the Knack were certainly one of the goofiest looking bunches in rock’


Chris Butler: The Museum of Me

You know Chris Butler better than you think you do. The ‘80s neophytes can forever cherish his songwriting in The Waitresses, whose “I Know What


John Abercrombie: Cat ‘n’ Mouse

When one thinks of the most innovative guitarists to work in the jazz idiom over the past 30 years, many of whom (Bill Frisell, Terje Rypdal,


Widespread Panic

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Ben Kweller + My Morning Jacket

Ben Kweller My Morning Jacket Anytime I see a show in the unforgiving pierce of daylight, I feel an underlying sense of judgment at being


Indigo Girls: 21 July 2002: KBCO World Class Rockfest - Winter Park, Colorado

We came for the Indigo Girls, and we were not alone. Although some decided to beat the traffic by leaving early, it was obvious that a great deal of the crowd were aware of the great shows that the Indigos put on, and planned on sticking it out until the bitter end.


The Fire Show

The Fire Show stopped in Los Angeles this past Thursday night for one of the final dates on their farewell tour. One of the band’


Down from the Mountain

Ralph Stanley Emmylou Harris Patty Loveless Sometimes a concert can get downright surreal. That was the case when Down from the Mountain—a celebration of


Danzig

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Cousteau

Cousteau is something of a secret, so it’s fitting that they are playing a little, hidden club like The Hideout. The only other sign


Taking the Train: How Graffiti Art Became an Urban Crisis in New York City. by Joe Austin

Austin points out the two chief discourses through which residents and visitors find meaning in the city: The Naked City or the New Rome. The New Rome is the pinnacle of civilization, the city where dreams are fulfilled, fame is won, and riches earned. The Naked City, on the other hand, is the seedy metropolis of noir films, where life is cheap and virtue meaningless.


A Thing (or Two) About Curtis and Camilla by Nick Fowler

But while the conditions and circumstances that afflict the characters are strange, their agonies, of loneliness and alienation, are universal; and Fowler's story aches with a hurt many people, who've loved and lost, should recognize.


Power Plays: Win or Lose—How History’s Great Political Leaders Play the Game by Dick Morris - Pop

... if you don't have natural charm, you sure aren't going to pick it up from a pedantic, dull as dirt book like 'Power Plays'.


Do No Harm by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Everyone involved will undoubtedly make shameful amounts of money from this splendid example of western decadence without ever questioning the ethics of what they've done.


Alan Ayckbourn: Grinning at the Edge by Paul Allen

The reader is left with a strong sense of the often violent pressures that build up in situations demanding extreme commitment for little financial reward, and how these pressures can affect individuals as well as teams of people.


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