Monday, October 8 2001
Beachwood Sparks is a California band; it is the Byrds and the Beach Boys, Love and Buffalo Springfield, the Minutemen and Rank and File. Country-rock or alt-country might be the easiest tags to hang round the band's neck, but it doesn't follow the rules of that genre or any other, it offers more than any pigeonhole could hold.
Sunday, October 7 2001
It tires you out, makes you feel like you just awakened from either a week-long nap or a coma, as you tend to lose track of time when attempting to sit through it all.
Saturday, October 6 2001
Thursday, October 4 2001
Tuesday, October 2 2001
If buying a Syd Barrett CD is our electronic equivalent of paying to watch the crazies, what sort of vicarious experience do we hope to get for our $12.99? Whatever we see in Syd probably reveals more about our own delusions than about his.
Monday, October 1 2001
While J.D. is running from pages and hiding in closets, Turk 'is learning by doing,' cutting, poking, and defibrillating with gusto.