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Thursday, September 12 2002

Scratch (2001)

As 'Scratch' makes abundantly clear, by definition, scratching does not stand still.

Swimfan (2002)

Ben checks his mailbox, the camera zooms in to a computer screen filled with little email-message-envelope emblems, all from 'swimfan85.' Cue spooky music.

Panic Room (2002)

This 'Panic Room' DVD leaves you to figure the moves and angles.

Gaza Strip (2002) - PopMatters Film Review )

Longley neither pretends to be impartial nor apologizes for his sympathies, and pays his potential audience the compliment of confidence in their intelligence and reason.

Barbershop (2002)

Barbershop's multiple charms are all sweet.

Wednesday, September 11 2002

The Shangri-Las: The Best of Shangri-Las (20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection)

In the early ‘60s, four New York City high school students—Betty and Mary Weiss and Margie and Mary-Ann Ganser—started singing together, performing pop

Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf

It’s one of those inimitable, split-second moments of pure rock and roll that you can experience at home: You’re sitting at the computer,

Puckett: 23

In 1994, a quirky little independent film called Spanking the Monkey was released that took Sundance by storm and made a decent name for itself on

Metallica: Master of Puppets

My love of Metallica’s Master of Puppets album, which has lasted 16 years and counting, began on what was a pretty good day for a 1

Li’l Cap’n Travis: Lonesome and Losin’

I consider myself a typical member of the Generation X Diaspora: I left the liberal, coffee shop comforts of Ann Arbor, Michigan so that I

Llorca: Newcomer

One of last year’s highlights and a key player in the current French dominance of jazz-house gets a rapid re-launch. I suppose the continuing

Gigi Dover: Unpicked Flowers

Not new to the music industry, Gigi Dover got her musical feet wet back in the ‘80s with an Americana band called the Rank Outsiders.

Paquito D’Rivera: The Best of Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D’Rivera was a child prodigy who began playing music at the age of five. His father, Tito, was well-known saxophonist and conductor in

The Who

I went to see The Who at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, Ill on a beautiful August night and walked away a mess of

George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic

Photo credit: Marcy Guiragossian Photo credit: Marcy Guiragossian This was the single greatest concert I have ever seen in my life. This beats R.E


InterpolPhoto credit: Michael Edwards S E T    L I S T UntitledObstacle 1SpecialistRolandStella was a diver and she was always downHands AwayNYCSay Hello

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

SOUTHERN BITCH 26 August 2002: Mercury Lounge — New York JOHN TRUDELL + BAD DOG 29 August 2002: National Museum of the American Indian — New York by Kandia Crazy Horse Younger

Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth

S E T    L I S T David Lee RothHot for TeacherPanama. . . And the Cradle Will RockMean StreetDance the Night AwayRunnin’ with the

Camper Van Beethoven

S E T    L I S T SET 1All Her Favorite FruitEye of Fatima (1&2)TaniaO DeathSweetheartsSad Lovers WaltzJoe Stalin’s CadillacThe Day

Tuesday, September 10 2002

Various Artists: Mondo Platinum

Compilation albums are always a bit of a mixed bag. For each musical gem mined, you can almost be assured there will be an equally

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