Sunday, April 11 2004
Sunday, April 4 2004
Sunday, March 28 2004
Big Brother, good or bad, were caught in some remarkable crosswinds, and the tension of occupying their position makes compelling drama.
Sunday, March 21 2004
Sunday, March 14 2004
It is difficult to overstate just how brilliant Abba was.
Sunday, March 7 2004
With radio typically turning a deaf ear to novelty music, limiting the chances Al had for taking his comedy to the public, video may have simply been a back door into the minds of audiences.
Throughout her career she displayed a willful perversity for going against the grain, situating herself as a one-woman public relations wrecking crew.
Amos Poe had a terrific chance to put together the definitive profile of an artist who is at the peak of his career, producing great music, prose, and drama at such a prolific rate as he'd never done before.
Jim Croce was one of those troubadours, a storyteller in the old-fashioned sense who toiled in a series of blue-collar jobs until he hit it big.
Combining Tom Waits's atmospheric sensibilities with somber, piano-laden dirges, the Black Heart Procession swear that love will destroy you.
Sunday, February 29 2004
With the ideals of Woodstock thrown out the window, music festivals have become more about corporate synergy than politics.
The power of the film resides in Zevon's directness. He never seems to forget that he's dying, yet he keeps his life from taking on either a romantic sheen or a pitiful skin.