Selo i Ludy: Live And Unconquered
Standing by some old judgments; grade-grubbing Nas, Al Green, and A Tribe Called Quest; appreciating Billy Joel's attention to prose; and an encomium to…
Songlets from Africa, songs from Brooklyn, thoughts on fame and sudden wealth from a Pulitzer winner, and unique music to match unique rhymes.
From the ARTicles blog of the National Arts Journalism Program, a Sept. 20, 2010 review of Rob Sheffield's "Talking to Girls About Duran Duran."
C.A. Davids, "How to Be a Revolutionary" (2021, 296 pp.)
Spreading out from NYC, Pulitzer to pop: drop dead, reviews not on the road to ruin, impressed by David Crosby (sorta), abundance and multiplicity vs…
Sexual autonomy & mortality in a country style, almost abstract polygrooves in a South African style, and indie-femme pop sopranos. Plus: soul heroines…
Thoughts on John and Yoko, the MC5, People's Park and the difference between changes in style and structure, from 'The Village Voice,' July 3, 1969.
On music and politics, the musicality of writing, and a Village Voice column from 1969.
A Consumer's Guide to the Consumer Guide
A 41-song playlist to mark 80 years.
A Ukrainian band lays claim to democratic capitalism and artistic freedom, a late-night band leader summons many (many) spirits, a late-night band…