Judy Garland

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 11-17-23 – 11-30-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 24, 2023

vastly superior to, say, Sinatra’s duets

The Early Bird: Top New Album Releases 8-18-23 – 8-24-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2023

There is no reason for it and yet there is an excuse

Bad News In The Age Of Covid-19

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2021

“the dreadful has already happened”

A rock nyc Christmas Playlist #5 – Judy Garland’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 24, 2020

we need Judy to hold out hope for us

Michael Feinstein: A Holiday to Remember at “Feinstein’s/54 Below”, Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 28, 2016

Her happiness is an echo chamber, hollow compared to her sorrow

10 Songs: Thursday, May 10th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | March 10, 2016

The zing dings are an electrifying hook

The A+ List Christmas 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2014

What I am claiming, about all three songs, is they are death songs. It dreams of something that doesn’t exist and then ties the dream to our death. Good? More. Brilliant because it is instant nostalgia, we are missing what we are hearing, and dreaming of it happening as it happens.

The A+ List 5-31-14

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2014

“I’ve lost you, I’ve lost you…” A hard tough break up song true, but it makes me think of their earlier band. “Age Of Consent” was New Order’s second album and their big break through and the album where they, indeed, surpassed Joy division. But this beautiful, lively but deeply depressing song is a Joy Division concept (without the Curtis poetry) added to a dance band concept.

Ooohing And Aaahing To "Easter Parade"

By Nisrine Hammour | May 11, 2014

So, if i may suggest, the next rainy Sunday afternoon you get, pop on Easter Parade, ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at the sheer talent before your very eyes and ears and have your spirits raised and your mojo returned, then go and have a good ol’ bop in the kitchen.

Concerts I Wish I'd Seen

By Iman Lababedi | September 25, 2013

I’ve written about musicians I’ve never seen but wish I had but that isn’t this article! This is about musicians I didn’t see on specific tours or even concerts that I wish I’d caught. I mean more than wish, like dream of having been to