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Wednesday, January 15 2003

G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire by Katherine Frank

Precious little has been said about the individuals who drive this industry: the customers.


The Eagle’s Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World by Mark Hertsgaard

He's missing a hell of a lot because the water is rushing around him faster than he can drink.


Tuesday, January 14 2003

Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons

Usually when I hear a great album, I can’t wait to sit down and write about it. When you write music reviews, it’s


Kathy Kosins: Mood Swings

Kathy Kosins is yet another contemporary jazz singer who writes her own material. Between Kosins, Carol Duboc, Shirley Eckhart, Cassandra Wilson, and Patricia Barber, it


Hoggboy: Or 8?

Whatever you do with this album, be sure not to look at the liner notes and photos before listening. Simply viewing these photos of four


Anne Heaton: Black Notebook

Having toured with Max Roach and been a piano player for various jazz and Latin bands in New York City, it seems a bit odd


Flying Burrito Brothers: Sin City: The Very Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers

The Flying Burrito Brothers appeared on their first LP dressed in gaudy suits and standing in front of a shed. While this photo gives the


Echo Is Your Love: 8 Hours

Try as you might, it would be next to impossible to find a sound anywhere near as bizarre and disjointed as that of Finnish band,


Cabruêra: self-titled

Wanna know more about new Brazilian music than most Brazilians? Check out this debut record by the coolest underground group in that crazy wonderful country.


David Cross: Shut Up You Fucking Baby!

David Cross is an engaging intelligent comedic force that aims for the jugular at a time when others don’t. As a society, we have


The Bygones: Circles

So where is the new home of country music? Nashville? Well, traditionally it has been, but it is more or less the pop crossover capital


Aswad: New Chapter / Not Satisfied

Generally speaking, the rules governing pop music authenticity are strict. Arbitrarily conceived terminology like “real rock and roll”, hip-hop’s mantra “keepin’ it real”, and


The Apex Theory: Topsy Turvy

At last, following what seems like a million sound alike nu-metal bands, a major label has the balls to push one unlike hardly any band


Monday, January 13 2003

Various Artists: Ragazza Pop

Ragazza defines their label’s mission as promoting the “extraordinary female sensibility in contemporary, past and future pop music”. Thankfully, they’re much more selective


The Wannadies: Before and After

It’s an idea tailor-made for a pop band that hails from a country that spends part of the year bathed in near-perpetual daylight and


Bruce Springsteen: The Essential Bruce Springsteen

Culling 30 years of music into two discs is a daunting task. So it should come as little surprise that the recent Sony compilation, The Essential


Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions

Joss Stone isn’t able to buy a beer in the United States! Hell, she might not be able to drive in many of them.


Jean Grae: The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP

There’s not a lot of room in the rap game for saucy badmouthed chicks unless they’re talking about sex or shoes. Even then,


Sunday, January 12 2003

Pulp: Hits

Few British bands have come close to matching the remarkable string of excellent albums that Pulp has put together over the past 10 years.


Naam Brigade: Early in the Game

NAAM Brigade comes highly recommended. They’ve been lauded by industry heavyweights like Funkmaster Flex and DJ Kay Slay, praised by fellow Philly artists like


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