We at the High Hat are thrilled to
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Top Tens of 2003
Algonquin Kids' Table:
Top Ten Lists of 2003
of a Househusband
Hi, my name is Chris, and I am a househusband
and stay-at-home dad.
You Hate to Love
There’s a thin line, they say, between
genius and madness. There’s also a thin line between being a talented
and idiosyncratic creative artist and being a complete asshole.
Chicken Shit Bingo
You blink for a couple seconds as the door
at the end of the bar opens, and the blast of concrete-and-tar-flavored
Texas sun tunnels in. You squint at the man dressed in black leather vest,
guitar and amp in hand, silhouetted against the fire exit. How can a man
dress like that in this heat and stay cool? He can if he is Dale Watson.
Book of Revelations
Craig Thompson’s Blankets
Notes on Teratoid Heights and the “Fort”
No Rag: Freedom, Family, and Flag
A specter is haunting my life: the specter
of Charlie Daniels.
A Pox on the
The Baffler and the Boob Jubilee.
& Music: Stephen Clair
Little Radio and “My Understanding”
The Modern Lovers at 32
The Slow Bar and the Bis-Quits
of This Island Town
Fountains of Wayne
Lovers: After the Flood
This is what Dave Matthews wishes he sounded
The Man Comes
Saying goodbye to Johnny Cash
Two Best Albums of 1993
The Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen
and American Music Club’s Mercury reconsidered
Century Music 101, Part II
What we talk about when we talk about music
It’s Not TV —
It Just Blows!
Street,” and “Angels in America”
A blow-by-blow report on the Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Films from the Former Yugoslavia
American Splendor and Bad Santa