Wow, I didn’t see this coming: for how bad this band pi**es me off sometimes, my DD rating of Why You So Crazy would be higher than the vast majority of others in the blogosphere. It turns out I guess that I just appreciate their weirdness, apparently, more than most others can — it’s that […]
One thing is sure, anyway: the votes are still coming in on Pearl Jam. The Nirvana biography, appropriately enough, can provide an apt examination of this development, with its author Everett True basically in accordance with Kurt Cobain’s assessment of them as a “real commercial rock band,” and with the reference to the Beavis & Butthead […]
10 Das Damen – Mousetrap If you can believe it, my road to Mousetrap by the East Coast’s Das Damen was completely devoid of the Internet — they first garnered praise that I noticed in Everett True’s Nirvana: the Biography for being an inspired, spontaneous punk act. Then, it was my unmitigated good fortune to […]
I feel like we’re kind of at a fork in the road today, with Soul Coughing. Things could go one of two ways. I’m trying by this list to steer them in the more auspicious direction, the one that will be more advantageous for artists and fans alike — proving that what they did weren’t […]
As you might have guessed, it takes quite the metamorphosis away from “normalcy” to be driven to operate one of these ill-fated “blog” things, particularly so to man one all by yourself and do so for six full years and counting. And don’t even get me started about surviving Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars. Anyway, […]
Spotify playlist. .
Spotify playlist. Spread evenly over gelatinous and cratered mind for best results. .
There’s no denying it: music videos are an absolute cornerstone of ’90s culture. Just think of the absolute biggest bands of the decade: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins: each unit churned out some distinct, eerie and memorable pieces of cinema to accompany their biggest singles, and to an extent, will always be remembered […]
Spoon is a tough band to pin down. I remember I had them recommended to me in spring ’03 by a girl I was seeing who professed that “They’re like my favorite” and I agreed that they were ultra-cool. Then I had this other friend who had somehow seen their pictures and lamented that “These […]