(or “What’s it all about, Stevie?”)
“I’m just a prisoner…OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!”
“Now we’re in a hall of mirrors
With my secret fears and terrors”
–from “Come The Meantimes” by Elvis Costello and the Roots
Wise Up Ghost may be the most bleak album Elvis Costello has ever released.
George Lucas has been written off as an emotionless technophile who built a billion-dollar empire on the backs of Ewoks and clones. To be fair, he probably is exactly that.
In space, no one can hear you scream. On the Nostromo, you can hear almost everything.
Summer movies usually demand a great suspension of disbelief. They’re heavy on special effects and deal with outlandish situations, whether superheroes and sci-fi or wacky gross-out extreme comedy.
Drunk naked lady ventures into water after dark. Shark eats drunk naked lady. Resort town goes nuts.
I am an objective reviewer. I have listened to a record. This record is by Ben Folds Five. It is called The Sound of the Life of the Mind.
So apparently, writing about Bruce Springsteen is a “thing” in the mainstream media again, just like back in the Time/Newsweek cover days, only who buys paper magazines anymore? Probably people who still write for the mainstream media.
It’s a Tuesday morning, and I’m packed in a van with twelve or thirteen women, all mothers and bloggers, aka “mommy bloggers.” Introductions are made quickly; Twitter handles are exchanged in the same breath as first names. The membrane between the internet ...
For a prolific artist still actively making music, it’s a bear to put together a good greatest hits disc. It’s like trying to shoot a moving target; facets of the artist’s image come into focus, only to fade away again as ...
I’d like to say that Dave Lifton entered into an ill-advised marriage with a young actress, while I grew my hair into a midlife-crisis ponytail and recorded an album of bare-bones dark folk.
Hopefully you’ve already set aside some time to read through our massive Popdose 100 on the greatest cover songs of our time. In our humble opinions, of course (but we’re probably right so just deal with it). A huge thank ...
Love and sex. Sex and love. The twin poles of human interaction.
Some prefer love; others prefer sex. Smart folks enjoy both as frequently as possible.
Just moments ago, Heidi MacDonald posted an extensive interview with Dave Bowen of Diamond on their Diamond Digital initiative. It’s a great piece, and ...
When my able co-conspirator Dave Lifton and I began contemplating this undertaking, our first idea was to envision the first post-Born To Run album as continuing the Phil Spector vibe from its predecessor, but with a much stronger soul influence. ...
To some, he is the Flanneled One. The Bearded One. Baron Papanoida. The Maker.
I currently have 1,884 albums on my 160GB iPod. I will listen to them all, in no particular order, and write about them.
Punch the Clock is an album often dismissed by die-hard Elvis Costello fans, and I’m not completely sure why....