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Wednesday, December 11 2002

Garbo by Barry Paris

... it's terribly difficult to fully realize and comprehend the awe that was Garbo.


Flame Tree - Selected Poems by Kevin Hart

Hart is a poet of consistent themes, whose work becomes (in this arrangement) structured around a systematic and co-ordinated series of repetitions.


The Crush by Sandra Brown

With more than sixty books to her credit, the eagerly anticipated thriller, The Crush is a welcome addition to the Brown canon of classics.


Tuesday, December 10 2002

Two Women (1998)

Tahmineh Milani charts the tragedy of stunted aspiration and the social subjugation faced by female participants.


Sunshine State (2002)

If there's anyone you'd want to have talking you through his movie, it would be John Sayles.


The Rocking Horse Winner (1950)

The fascination of British filmmakers with the visually dynamic even occurs in films that seem concerned with quotidian subject matter.


Monday, December 9 2002

Pam Tillis: It’s All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis

Who better to record a tribute album to country music pioneer Mel Tillis than his own daughter? Pam Tillis, a country legend in her own


Tesla: Time’s Makin’ Changes: Videos & More

One of the more enduring music history debates concerns the Sacramento five-piece, Tesla. Were they or weren’t they justly lumped into the hair-metal category


The Richard Sussman Quintet: Free Fall

Free Fall is unquestionably a lost classic of jazz, one that you would have thought a major label or maybe one of Joel Dorn’s


Skeleton Key: Obtainium

If you’ve never heard of Skeleton Key before, and their new album happened to fall into your lap, you’d look at its darkly


The Secession Movement: Akedemic

Trying to place New Jersey’s the Secession Movement into some sort of table or chart for comparison against other groups is pointless. Call this


The Rooks: From the Shelves of Soundscape Studio: A Collection of Oddities and Rarities

Of all the melodic guitar pop underground bands to gain a following in the ‘90s, the Rooks were perhaps the least in touch with modern


Rose Tattoo: Pain

Back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, the depth of talented Australian rock groups was quite high. Having punk rockers Radio Birdman making some


Orwell: following days

In the mid-‘90s, there was promise of a musical revolution, albeit a tuneful one. The remnants of grunge were to be washed away by


Jimm McIver & The Boxes: Polaroid Angel

The debut effort of singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimm McIver (pronounced McKeever) is a pleasant collection of aural fun that points up the many different facets


Johnny Cash: American IV: The Man Comes Around

Ask a friend what type of music they like to listen to, and more often than not you’ll be greeted with a short response: “


Friday, December 6 2002

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2001)

Each section lingers just a little, as if the characters will have trajectories beyond the minutes you see them.


Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.


Thursday, December 5 2002

Various Artists: Electro Nouveau: Tech, Synth Pop, and Nu-Electro

Over the past few years, the underground synth pop scene has been getting more and more attention from the mainstream media. Acts like Fischerspooner, Chicks


Frank Zappa: Zappa Picks: By Jon Fishman of Phish

Calling all Phish fans. Rykodisc asked Jon Fishman to drum up some business by baiting the hook that will haul in the fresh cash of


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