Wednesday, June 26 2002
Examines our consumer culture in a way that is less venal and less macho than the usual heist movie.
It is easy to assume that Johnny will end up using his powers to make the world a better place, a sort of psychic version of 'Touched by an Angel', minus the sermons.
Tuesday, June 25 2002
There are two ways of looking at songs from Broadway musicals: that they’re only as memorable as the show from whence they came, or
This collection comes from Dinah Washington’s time at Roulette Records, by which time she had already waxed most of her classic material. She signed
Talk about your truth in advertising! The press release for the Spinning Jennies’ fourth album, Peer Pressure, states that “their sound is reminiscent of such
In order to understand the odd phenomenon of Ray, Goodman & Brown—uneven R&B hitmakers and passable neo-doo-wop crooners with nothing but their
Among the multitudes of sociological and cultural analysis yet to be performed is a breakdown of the sex appeal of goth and industrial subcultures. It’
Mark Farina is probably best known for his work under the Mushroom jazz banner. It is, I think, safe to say that without those nights
In the late 1950s, a trio of Irish brothers living in and around New York’s Greenwich Village threw various band names about. Paddy, Tommy,
Monday, June 24 2002
Tribute albums are a mixed bag, to put it mildly. For every tribute album that gets it right (If I Were a Carpenter, for example),
What can I say about Thin Lizzy? I love this band, love them in spite of their many flaws, love them because of their many flaws. I’ve loved them ever since I first heard “The Boys Are Back in Town” on my pink plastic clock radio back in 1976.
The Osbournes’ greed finally goes overboard, and it’s the fans who are forced to suffer, as is always the case. It’s a great
Knodel has arrived to rock. It says so in the second line of the opening title track to the trio’s glorious sophomore album, Dawn
Michael Jordan. David Hasselhoff. Master P. After listening to Wyclef Jean’s latest, Masquerade, these names immediately came to my mind. Not because of their
What happens when you play a country song backward? Yeah, you’ve heard this one: Mama gets out of jail, Daddy stops drinking, your truck
The 14 tracks on this remastered collection of Benny Goodman classics recorded between 1935 and 1939 contain many of the highlights of the group’s recordings for the
We’ve all been waiting for this one. Since El-P’s trio, Company Flow, broke up in March of 2000, we’ve all been sitting tight,
That Benett is one crazy lady. Very groovy and very cool, mind you, but she’s definitely not your typical female singer-songwriter. Or is she
Jesus, talk about false advertising! What is this, some kind of Coldplay tribute band dragging in from a long night at the pub? The cover
Friday, June 21 2002
It's no longer critiquing mainstream expectations, but instead, absorbing and reflecting stereotypes, drained of context.