Archive for category: Music


“Popcorn” (S. Page) v. “Teenage Kicks” (J. Peel)


Matt Johnson’s the The’s Mind Bomb 25 years on


John Rechy: “YMCA” begins with “youngman” from City of Night


Matt Johnson regards the World Trade Center


Macklemore is quite lovely and deserves to be a star


Compare and contrast: David Bowie, “The Next Day”; R.E.M., Out of Time


The Pet Shop Boys have virtualized the backup singer


“The guy on keyboards who doesn’t smile and the singer who looks a bit uncomfortable…. That’s the act”


Jude Law, Breaking and Entering: “It starts with an argument with society’s phony love affair with nature. We are against the mistaking of grass for nature, of green for nature”

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