“Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together: Black Thought from Mo’ Meta

A few misconceptions were dispelled in my mind by Mo’ Meta Blues, the Questlove book. First of all, I’ll never again doubt the validity of a statement by Black Thought that, and I quoth a fine, strangely underexposed song “Thought at Work,” “You’s a thug / ‘Not really’ is the answer to that.” He’s “Stamped … Read more“Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together: Black Thought from Mo’ Meta

“Summer is a Time for the Second Talking Heads Album”

Through nearby stringent parties, I find that Any human contact Would be more than I could stand, More than I could even want … And I survey the things I have owned … Earlier I’d Walked out my door and imagined myself Catapulting into the middle of the street, And starting multiple bonfires On each … Read more“Summer is a Time for the Second Talking Heads Album”

“Initial Muse Appendage Extermination: Sorting Ziggy Stardust within the Bowie Cat.”

Nowadays Lester Bangs is really catching on, a trend having started with Almost Famous, which came out I think about 20 years after the rock critic’s death, and continually apparent with his book Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste occupying a spot in our public library now. Ziggy Stardust, denounced by Mr. Bangs, was one … Read more“Initial Muse Appendage Extermination: Sorting Ziggy Stardust within the Bowie Cat.”