Thursday, December 5 2002
At the beginning of this year, the Mountain Goats released All Hail West Texas, an album recorded at home on a nearly-broken down machine and
Several years ago in an interview with Karin Brennesvik, Norwegian dance teacher, she spoke fondly of her region’s great hardingfele player, Knut Buen. In
Marsha (songstress) & Natalie (floacist), aka Floetry, are soul mates. Contrary to the popular making-of-the-band phenomenon surrounding pop and trickling down into R&B
In the fall of 1975, the thirtysomething Dylan felt he had to challenge himself, as well as have some fun with his friends at the same time, and that feeling is palpable on this album. After 27 long years, we can finally properly hear the Master in his finest hour, and what a thrill it is.
In life, rock stars are fallible, capable of recording a bad album or being arrested for some unsavory violation you’d rather not know about.
A space opera in touch with its feminine side.
What is the relevance of individual agency in such vast systems as the Nazi war machine or the post-war global arms trade?"
At first, the girls-gone-wild moment is just about driving the supremely inept boys batty with desire.
Hooray for kicking opponents' heads in, fancy wirework, and twirling black topcoats.
Of the many crazy clichés in Empire, Isabella Rossellini's big fat hair has to be the loony-tunesiest.
Dolgin and Franco work hard not to exploit Heidi's naïvete for its narrative potential.
To endure Analyze That requires not just suspension of disbelief, but suspension of neurological activity as well.
Wednesday, December 4 2002
The attitude of the cooler-than-cool couple in front of us in line for Amon Tobin, the Brazilian electronic musician/mad scientist, pretty much summed up
When Smokey & Miho performed the quiet, haunting samba “Canto de Pedra Preta” on Saturday night, I felt the urge to sock someone. It’s
Rhett Miller thedamnwells You almost have to wonder if it’s a fake name. Rhett Miller. Sounds like a man who is a bit older
Growing Pains John Mayer represents the best of the new mainstream pop movement. Whereas mainstream pop of recent years has been about young, beautiful puppets
Expect the worst, pray for something decent. That was my mindset going into the Chicago Guns N’ Roses gig this past Monday night, the seventh
S E T L I S T FavoriteOutro With Bees[untitled new song]Twist the KnifeStinging VelvetPretty GirlsBuckets of RainGhost WiringDeep Red BellsSet
“If you’re gonna ruin my show, get the fuck out.” Dan Bern stopped midway through his first song, “Hey God”, to direct an astonishingly
Gao himself is a firm believer that word embellishments will not substitute for the truth.