1. Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player) – Marsha Ambrosius – So psyched to catch her at Irving tonight! This song is much better than it has any right right to be.
2. Losing My Edge – LCD – Still buzzed from the gig. I was there when LCD played their last concert…
3. Radio Radio – Elvis Costello – Kinda antiquated but he blew it out hard1
4. The Usual Thing – Marshall Crenshaw – Which he never bothers with.
5. Skull – Manhattan Murder Mystery
6. Taken For A Fool – The Strokes
7. Green Acres – TV Theme
8. Friday – Rebecca Black – I am about to start a post on ghostwriting songs. It is a well worn practise and is there anything more irrelevant than how involved Black was on this enormously fun fun fun fun fun fun song: there is something so simple dum fun about the entire enterprise that if it is manaufactured (apparently for $2K!), who cares.
9. Somebody To Love Me (naked) – Mary J. Blige – It is not about the guest stars (Weezy and Diddy), not even about Mary. It is about the verbal hook.
10. Wait and See – Holy Ghost! – contenders to LCD's crown.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1985 (Volume 17, Number 4)
Rock ‘n’ roll is dead. We’re just dancin’ on its grave
Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 3-17-23 – 3-23-22
a coming of age for modern Arabic pop and not Arabic Sahara garage
Back in 2009 We Went To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum New York Annex Here Is Our Report (Before Its Abrupt Closure!!)
kids picking out songs on guitars and discovering they too can do it
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1985 (Volume 17, Number 3)
squirming around on her back like she’d just received a double dose of injectable pig wormer
Money, Money, Money: Buying Tickets In 2023
one of the worst endings to a major concert
Sharon Van Etten At The Troubadour, Sunday March 19th 2023
“I always dreamed of playing the Troubadour”
Single by Single review Of Paul McCartney’s The 7″Singles Box Reviewed
a master of melody and less so a master of genre
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1985 (Volume 17, Number 2)
Bill Holdship’s piece on Prince is excellent