The last half of the century was beset
by intensive “style wars” wherein critics and composers wed to one style
or another attempted to marginalize the supporters and practitioners
other styles — to silence them.
This is why a band like Korn, whose
guitar and bass strings are practically falling off, are not Heavy. They
create a static throb, like some sort of large machine, and after about
five minutes the sound is intolerable-listening to one of their albums
is like working in a metal shop.
MP3s Made A Music Fan Out Of Me
I blame They Might Be Giants. And of
course theres the little matter of Apples culpability for
the iPod to take into account.
Think You Really Know Me: An Interview with Gary Wilson
To my surprise, John Cage invited me
to his house, and we went over my scores. I went to his house for three
days. I was only 14 years old.
Thomspon: More Guitar
Its become something of a ritual
for critics to start their reviews of Richard Thompsons work by
scratching their heads over why he is not a household name on a rank with
John Lennon or Neil Young.
Together: An Interview with Iron & Wine
Its pretty easy to strip the
music down. In fact, we sometimes strip them down more than whats
on the record.
and Perversity At Work
Miles Davis In Person Friday And Saturday
Nights At The Blackhawk, Complete
Brothers In Arms
Reissues from The Blasters and Rank &
It Help When You Close Your Eyes?: An Interview with Jean Smith of Mecca
Getting older as an artist is different
than other ways of going through life. I have not been worn down by the
world; I feel my best work is ahead of me.