Thursday, October 17 2002
The storm that Bernard Allison currently seems to be weathering is one involving a crisis of identity. Storms of Life, Allison’s second album for
Before you read any further, I’d like all readers to acknowledge that I do not blame The All American Rejects for this debacle of
Wednesday, October 16 2002
Compilation albums are often, at least ostensibly, held together by some sort of unifying thread. Albums provide a showcase for a nascent geographical scene, serve
I can sometimes get the blues about the sad state of blues. But that’s why finding this particular record is such a boost. Seiji “
When the Texas quartet known as Slobberbone started doing gigs in the middle of the ‘90s, the band were happy to play for brews and
One of last year’s best stories involved the re-discovery of the music of Rick Corcoran as The Orgone Box (by Bill Forsyth of London’
It’s a little ironic that the feel-good album of the summer is finally seeing release on American shores now that the leaves are turning
When you hear a line like “Something old, something new / Something borrowed, something blue / I’m getting older every day / Ain’t nothing new / Baby,
Ron Carter is such a revered figure in jazz these days that it is hard to remember that when he first stepped into the spotlight
Jon: First off, I hate stadium shows as a general rule. Arena shows and anything even remotely related to a cavernous venue teeming with obnoxious
Timing. Some say it’s what counts most in life, and perhaps that’s true. If so, Manchester’s Chameleons UK (apparently there is still
P R O G R A M Vivaldi:Concerto in G minor for strings, RV 157“Gelosia” from Ottone in Villa, RV 729“Se mai senti spirarti
What readers get shouldn't be shocking to anyone who knew Seinfeld the show. Oppenheimer, mostly through oral testimonies of friends, relatives and neighbours, describes a man who is driven, focused, and isolated, who only looks after himself.
Neil Astley has collected together a sequence of poems that represent the range of ways that modern poets have addressed the questions of love, sex and their place in poetry.
The Mormons comprise a significant part of this country's 'religious right,' or 'Moral Majority' as it is sometimes called. For those who don't consider themselves to be part of this group, it is fascinating to see once again how politics makes for some very strange bedfellows. And for those who do identify with the movement, it should be worthwhile to find out exactly who you 'are' in bed with.
Kunzru is trendy and hybrid himself (father Indian-Kashmiri, mother English) considering the firm grip that Indian writers have over the literary market. The Impressionist is really more of a British novel than an Indian one as is apparent in the writing.
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Tuesday, October 15 2002
Secret Garden has danced on a thin line between authentic Celtic and Scandinavian-inspired music and flaccid, new age claptrap for their entire existence. Thanks to
Recently, I experienced a crisis about critiquing music. Since my boyfriend is a musician, we frequently have back and forths about bands and music styles.
I’d like to dedicate this review to Adam Arehart, of the Gamma Chi chapter of Delta Tau Delta. Why, you ask? Because when I