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Wednesday, October 2 2002

James Yorkston and the Athletes: Moving Up Country

For James Yorkston, it seems that he can do no wrong when it comes to being at the right place at the right time. When


Stevie Wonder: Where I’m Coming From

Personal, ambitious, sprawling, underrated: Where I’m Coming From still has its pleasures.


The Squish: Still So Sweet

“Rock for the Geeks” is how The Squish are presented on their website. Snowglobe Records proclaims that Still So Sweet is the “hotly anticipated release


Papa Roach: lovehatetragedy

My favorite song on Papa Roach’s new album, lovehatetragedy is “Walking Thru Barbed Wire”, about the death of singer, Jacoby Shaddix’s dog. Terrifying


Delbert McClinton: Room to Breathe

In the age of excess, of “biggie size it” and gas guzzling SUVs, of self-centered cell phone users endangering our lives at every other turn,


India.Arie: Voyage to India

Do you have that certain friend you call on when life seems out of control? You know, that person you call when you feel stuck


J.J. Cale: The Best of J.J. Cale (20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection)

If there’s any justice in the world, or if J.J. Cale at least signed a decent contract, he’s able to relax on


Eric Bachmann: Short Careers: Original Score for the Film “Ball of Wax”

Eric Bachmann’s Short Careers poses this question: is it possible to release a brilliant, challenging, sweeping album that no one cares about? In some


Spoon

Once upon a time, Spoon were poised to be that Next Big Thing. First, it was when their first release Telephono jet screamed out of


The Phenoms + Thee Shams + Peelers

Thee Shams The Phenoms Peelers A triple bill at an unusual venue proved the spirit of the small, DIY rock show isn’t dead in


Morrissey

S E T    L I S T I Want the One I Can’t HaveHairdresser on FireSuedeheadLittle Man What Now?The First of


Moby

And lo, the geek shall inherit the earth. Something lost in the translation, because Moby wasn’t meant to be this big. Prior to this


Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat WorldPhoto credit: Chris McCann If I hated Jimmy Eat World, this review would definitely be a more entertaining read. These guys are just


Teen Angst? Naaah . . . by Ned Vizzini

It doesn't matter whether you're 16 or 65. You'll laugh out loud at this stuff.


Girl Imagined By Chance by Lance Olsen

At its heart, it is rumination on the art of photography.


Digital Hustlers: Living Large and Falling Hard in Silicon Alley by Casey Kait and Stephen Weiss

Serves as a diary of the main players involved in the heyday of New York's Alley.


Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz

The only real analogy for Capt. James Cooke, who resolutely explored the Pacific between 1768 and 1780, is Capt. James Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise.


Monday, September 30 2002

Various Artists: Sounds Eclectic Too

In quiet and unassuming fashion, Santa Monica, California’s KCRW has kept the faith in promoting good music. Their morning show, Morning Becomes Eclectic, is


Various Artists: The Bottle Let Me Down:  Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides

For a while now, I’ve been concerned about my niece, recently turned five. Don’t get me wrong: Her parents have done a great


The Telescopes: Third Wave

In high school, my friends and I would organize music buying trips to Detroit as badges of our disaffection from the choke chain constraints of


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