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Wednesday, January 22 2003

The Ukrainians: Respublika

The Wedding Present were the big British indie band of the late ‘80s, apparently, but I have never heard any of their records. That’s


Joni Mitchell: Travelogue

Joni Mitchell is unquestionably one of the finest popular songwriters of the last half-century, and takes her rightful place with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and a handful of others as a highly incisive observer of her generation’s struggles and triumphs.


Valentine by Lucius Shepard

Shepard doesn't embarrass himself with the steamy stuff here.


The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken by Terry Teachout

Mencken the newspaper columnist was stirring the pot of American culture.


The Life and Death of the Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate

Life is so unusual in this wilderness we call the universe that we might as well think of it as unique.


Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles B. Cross

He desired nothing more than to be a rock star.


Hex by Carol Rumens

Prayer is both necessary as a palliative, and impossible as a luxury, an indulgence implicitly no longer available to us.


The Founding Fish by John McPhee

So, how did a worrisome lot of silver-white fish save a nation?"


Country of Cold: Stories of Sex and Death by Kevin Patterson

Those in urban centers often presume their superiority, their greater stake in humanity and value.


Tuesday, January 21 2003

Peter Wolf: Sleepless

Remember the J. Geils Band? In 1981, the rhythm and blues group went pop with the monster anthem “Centerfold”. And as if the mere idea of


Uncle Kracker: No Stranger to Shame

Uncle Kracker is a difficult artist to categorize; he’s had rock and rap hits with Kid Rock, played with the pop fuelled Sugar Ray,


Erik Truffaz: Mantis

After being party to one of the most inventive re-mix albums ever made (Revisite), Truffaz and his band now deliver their first studio album for


Pele: Enemies

For music fans there is no activity, no moment, and no memory that does not have its own soundtrack. Cleaning the apartment, going on a


Phish: Round Room

It’s almost pathetic how major labels have chosen a path towards self-destruction by relying on the alchemy of marketing majors over talent. While the


Robert Palmer: Best of Both Worlds: The Robert Palmer Anthology (1974-2001)

When Robert Palmer dropped out of pop culture’s radar, it was easy to remember his three big, slick, and somewhat disposable mainstream rock hits


Jaheim: Still Ghetto

The New Jersey native known simply as Jaheim (b. Jaheim Hoagland) is a true throwback to old school R&B. He’s a living,


Kristian Hoffman: &

In the glory years of Broadway, the “great white way” was the only game in town. Big-time musicals once attracted the very best in songwriting


Stella Chiweshe: Talking Mbira

Talking Mbira will very likely end up as one of my top five records this year. It is gutsy and tuneful and smart, and beauty


Black Sabbath: Past Lives

Together, the two discs compliment each other well in an odd and circular way. Both are representative of what Sabbath was in the ‘70s; if they weren’t on, they were off and on the verge of destruction.


ABBA: The Definitive Collection [DVD]

Yes, I am an unabashed ABBA fan for the simple reason that the time and effort put into the composition, arrangement, and recording of these


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