Thursday, December 19 2002
The late Melvin Lindsey was an intern at Howard University’s WHUR in 1976, when the station’s programming director gave him the go ahead to
I gather that many people felt Living Colour was groundbreaking simply by virtue of having African-Americans fronting a metal band. All I remember about them
Does fame and reputation in one field help or hinder a burgeoning career elsewhere? This is the nagging question behind the music with this recent
Aside from the obvious comparisons to Air, or any other European down-tempo impresario, they wear their affection for pure pop sound producing on their parkas.
L.L. is at his best when the chips are down. That’s always been the pattern. He grew up poor and scared and ambitious
There’s a long list of women in music who have appropriated “bitch” like it’s some claim to liberation and aggression that all women
You take a lot of things away from Bela Fleck’s music: awe at the skill on display, a sneaking suspicion that maybe the music
People keep wanting Sandy Bullock to be sweet and feisty like she was in Speed.
The 25th Hour opens with huge, hard-hitting shots of the March 2002 tribute to the Twin Towers, the towers of light.
It's useful to remember that, offscreen, both good and bad tend to be tricksy.
Daniel Day-Lewis wears a tall stovepipe hat in Martin Scorsese's long-awaited Gangs of New York.
And so the clichés begin.
This single-mindedness can feel limited; there's obviously more to Antwone's story than the scenes in which he appears.
Tuesday, December 17 2002
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for the red, white, and green. Never mind that I’m a lifelong agnostic raised by Zen
The outstanding feature of Why Make Clocks’ debut full-length release, Fifteen Feet and Twenty Degrees is its honesty. With steady and low guitars, deliberately unhurried,
Townes Van Zandt rightfully enjoys near-sainthood status as a legendary songwriter. For clear, concise songs that address every facet of the human condition, you can’
We know the exact year (1989) when Ride rushed out of the North Oxford Art College hoping to dose us all with some noisy and joyous
Admitting you’re a liar is the most honest thing a person can do,” spits the looming 6’6” frontman of New York’s heirs of glorious
The first time I heard the band GusGus was in a commercial for the 1998 movie Out of Sight. The loud, distorted crunch of an organ,
Despite the title of their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, when the Cranberries first made the scene in