Wednesday, October 23 2002
Ani DifrancoPhoto credits: Jennifer Bendery “If you can’t raise awareness, raise hell” —Rita Mae Brown It was a crisp evening in Austin, Texas, as
Hollywood Babylon breeds with the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' series in this book.
Our culture's obsession with the world of pimps and prostitutes shows up in odd places.
The Power of a Partner: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Gay and Lesbian Relationships by Richard L.
What makes this book stand out among other self-help guides is its limitless acceptance of all types of readers and all types of practices. . . .
King strips Hollywood bare of its glitz and glamour and unravels the main, and sadly, perhaps, even the only driving force of Hollywood, namely . . . profit margins . . .
America is currently besieged by a national campaign that places the Lynyrd Skynyrd and its music front and center in the pop cultural consciousness. . . .
Every so often, literature's long-forgotten greats make a comeback and entrench themselves within popular culture. This time, it's Dante Alighieri.
Tuesday, October 22 2002
So 40 looks good on the Red Hot Chili Peppers after all. They are older, wiser, and anything but dull.
Detroit’s always been a rockin’ city, right? Sure, or else there wouldn’t have been that song “Detroit Rock City” penned long ago by
Lisa Loeb is among the rarest of musical treasures: an intelligent singer/songwriter who made it to the top based solely on her ability, rather
Back when slow jams and party rap were polar opposites in the world of black music, creating a style that could create a bridge between
The reason a lot of people don’t like post swing era jazz is the same reason they don’t like a lot of supposedly
How does Al Di Meola manage it? He is surely the Dinosaur of Dinosaurs. A ‘70s guitar “God” who still plays jazz-rock in the new
With teen pop, then soul crooners, and finally garage rock making comebacks, it was probably inevitable that a resurgence of synth pop was on the
Monday, October 21 2002
Would-Be-Goods is essentially the nom de plume of Jessica Griffin, who supplies vocals and guitars on Brief Lives, her musical outlet’s third full-length. Griffin
What is up with the Germans these days? While George W. Bush is going all warrior-god and Don Rumsfeld looks like he’s always humming “
The Stone Roses is an album where everything was on the money. From the opening rumblings of “I Wanna Be Adored”, it was a declaration of intent from four men who knew they were better than what had gone before them and knew they had created something special.
Let me first admit that I’m not a music snob when it comes to pop music. In fact, I used to scare my indie
Musical categories are a less-than-perfect short cut used by lazy reviewers to describe a band and it’s music. In a short review, I would
Back in mid-August, 2000, a neat little MP3 file started making the rounds on the net that featured an unknown Boston band who had managed to