Monthly Archives: December 2008

Herewith, Dave Barry’s year in review: Shortly thereafter McCain stuns the world, and possibly himself, by selecting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a no-nonsense hockey mom with roughly 114 children named after random nouns such as “Hamper.”” “On the Republican side, … Continue reading

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Pacific Ocean Poo

Thank you, Matos, for expressing what I thought in July when I heard Dennis Wilson’s rightfully withheld masterpiece. I’ll only add that: (a) nobody in the late seventies sounded this addled and lachrymose unless you were Leif Garrett, and, on … Continue reading

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When I saw the trailer for Doubt, I smacked my lips: it looked like an (un)holy combination of Agnes of God meets Notes From a Scandal, a mix of religio-mystic hokum and melodrama. Sad to say, Doubt was a lot … Continue reading

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I contributed a couple of blurbs to Jeff Weiss’ blog, which L.A. Weekly is publishing simultaneously: Hercules & Love Affair and TV On The Radio’s “DLZ.”

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I contributed a couple of blurbs to Jeff Weiss’ blog, which L.A. Weekly is publishing simultaneously: Hercules & Love Affair and TV On The Radio’s “DLZ.”

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Merry Xmas

One of my favorite Christmas songs, not least because it sets the mood for Steve Sanders’ anguished parting from his friends as he begins the search for his real mother in season two of “Beverly Hills 90210.”

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Merry Xmas

One of my favorite Christmas songs, not least because it sets the mood for Steve Sanders’ anguished parting from his friends as he begins the search for his real mother in season two of “Beverly Hills 90210.”

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Albums!

1. Erykah Badu – New America Part One (4th World War)2. TV on the Radio – Dear Science3. Robert Forster – The Evangelist4. Ne-Yo – Year of the Gentleman5. Bob Dylan – Tell-Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 86. Portishead … Continue reading

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Top Singles of 2008

Likely the ballot I’ll submit to Pazz and Jop (the first ten anyway): 1. Hercules and Love Affair – “Blind” (Frankie Knuckles remix)2. The-Dream featuring Rihanna – “Livin’ a Lie”3. Cut Copy – “So Haunted”4. Q-Tip – “Gettin’ Up”5. The … Continue reading

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Friends know how I feel about Husbands and Wives, Woody Allen’s ode to bad marriages, Judy Davis perms, and Shakeycam. Nick Davis has written one of the best evaluations.

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Although I’ve owned it for two years, I don’t use my iPod “properly.” It mostly acts as a musical way station, into which I upload the new albums I’m reviewing or interested in, or older favorites I need to hear … Continue reading

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This grows on me the more I listen to it.

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