I tried it. From Friday morning through this morning, I neither listened to nor thought about nor read about music. And I didn’t miss it. An unforseen side effect did threaten, however: my standards might lower with lack of exposure. When a snippet of radio music in my sister’s car raised its ugly head in […]
If I get another email about the Horrors, I’m gonna assault a publicist. Any publicist. Why don’t they know when it’s over? Because they’ve been paid. And so i can’t really blame them. Speaking of paid: Today plans to be one of the few, first hot days of the pre-summer in NYC. Nothing better than […]
J Frank has spoken.
Today’s big question: how the hell does Billy Squier afford an apartment in the San Remo? Today’s mitigating happiness: People are discovering Sloan (again). Which is nice for Sloan, the stateside version, at least, where they’ve been ignored to the point of considering a breakup around the turn of the 21st century. A concert I […]
The National has sold out four of five nights at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom. Maybe even the fifth night by now. Now they’re also opening for Arcade Fire. And there’s documentary about their forthcoming album. And I’ve tried, I promise. I’ve crossed croc-crowded rivers for the National. I’ve excused the stupid fashion-victim sunglasses in the video […]
Can’t … stop … Cat Power – “Cat Scratch Fever” by Ted Nugent Lightning Bolt – “In a Big Country” by Big Country R. Kelly — “Teenage Riot” by Sonic Youth Alice Cooper – “Alice’s Restaurant” by Woody Guthrie (the political frisson alone makes my head explode” Chicago – “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper […]
Joanna Newsom – “Idle hands Are the Devil’s Playthings” Palace Brothers Boredoms – “Kings of the Wild Frontier” Adam and the Ants Bjork – Any X-ray Spex Animal Collective – “Elvira” by the Statler Brothers (that was them, right?)