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Tuesday, June 18 2002

Soul Coughing: Lust in Phaze: The Best of Soul Coughing


Kleenex Girl Wonder: After Mathematics


I Muvrini: self-titled


Dirty Vegas: self-titled


Camber: Wake Up and Be Happy


Bodega: Without a Plan


Trading Spaces

The dynamic concept intrigued me from the start, but if the participants and crew weren't enjoying themselves, well, it would be like watching Martha Stewart.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

As to the rejection of my understanding of the connection between lesbianism and witchcraft on 'Buffy', I have never said that BVS's creator or writers made a conscious (and consciously homophobic) decision to directly cast lesbianism as social pathology and physical addiction.

Monday, June 17 2002

The No-No’s: Let Your Shadow Out


Christy McWilson: Bed of Roses


The Mountian Goats: Ghana


Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio


Steve Earle: Sidetracks

Sidetracks is Earle’s collection of what he calls “stray songs”, songs that never made it to albums, or which can only be found on obscure compilations, soundtracks, or import editions of his albums.

The Commodores: Live!


Claudia Acuña: Rhythm of Life


Saturday, June 15 2002

Eminem: The Eminem Show

Since Eminem has worked overtime to stir up trouble, all this attention isn't surprising. But it can also be depressing: for the most part, responses to Eminem are all about containing a perceived threat, making Eminem ordinary.

Johnny Cash: Ride This Train

From the moment he took his first Benzedrine tablet in 1957 until his attempted suicide in Nickajack Cave 10 years later, Johnny Cash's musical output was more fertile and prolific than at any other period in his career.

Thursday, June 13 2002

Sonny Boy Williamson: The Real Folk Blues / More Real Folk Blues


The Meat Purveyors: All Relationships Are Doomed to Fail


The Klezmatics: Jews With Horns / Possessed


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