I’m a sucker for a good cover band. It’s true. Although I prefer to hear musicians perform their own music, every now and then I enjoy listening to an old, familiar song being played in a new and sometimes unexpected way. Now, I’m not referring to the ridiculous lookalike-soundalike tribute acts like Beatlemania or some other… Continue reading Look What They've Done to That Song, Man
Musically speaking, 2009 has gotten off to a quiet start. Unlike the first six weeks of last year, which produced much-lauded roll-outs from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Magnetic Fields, MGMT, The Helio Sequence, The Mars Volta, Adele, and Nada Surf, among others, there have been few notable releases so far in… Continue reading Did You Hear What I've Heard, So Far This Year?
After more than a year of making head-to-headway, and with only about two weeks left to go, the 2008 presidential political circus trains are rolling into the center ring at full speed. The debates are over, offering little about the candidates’ stance on the issues, but providing plenty of fodder for comedians and impersonators. And now the political… Continue reading This Band Is Your Band, This Band Is My Band