Lilac, lovelace / remind me of / your true grace About four years ago I tripped across a band called The Lost Patrol. Since then I’ve noted their work a number of […]
The Best CDs of 2009, pt. 2: the Platinum LPs
In Part 1 we had a look at some very good 2009 releases, and in other years some of those CDs might have made a run at a Platinum LP. As I […]
The Best CDs of 2009, pt. 1: the Gold LPs
2009 was arguably the best year for new music since 1979, and that’s saying a lot, even if I’m wrong. For whatever reason, this year was just packed with incredibly great CDs […]
Saturday Video Roundup: "War/No More Trouble"
More awesomeness from Playing for Change. Happy Saturday.
TunesDay: Are The Killers the greatest band in the world? We find out today…
A lot of bands have released pretty good debut records, only to follow them up with less-than-spectacular careers. The rule used to be (before the FCC, the recording industry and the radio […]
6.5.83: The concert in the clouds
This song is not a rebel song… The greatest concert in rock history happened 25 years ago tonight in an amphitheater just west of Denver, Colorado. Everybody’s seen the footage, but most […]
Even better than the real thing: mass media and manufactured beauty
Give me one last dance We’ll slide down the surface of things You’re the real thing Yeah the real thing You’re the real thing Even better than the real thing I figured […]
When giants walked the earth…the end of “the age of rock stars…” a personal view…
I think maybe this starts at a Who concert in 1976: I went to the concert with two musician friends of mine and some women who, for reasons obvious to me at […]
Live Earth will end climate change the way Live Aid ended poverty in Africa … er
Major music festivals do make a difference. To the careers of self-indulgent pop stars and fading ex-rockers. It makes the former look a little less like selfish gits and the latter get […]
Tax Justice Network article on Bono: legit indictment or cynical hit job?
An organization calling itself “Tax Justice Network USA” has launched a rather nasty shot at U2 front man Bono (Paul Hewson), calling him a “draft dodger.” I’m all for tax fairness – […]