A blog post on NME by David Renshaw entitled “Stop Booing Kanye West: His ‘Rants’ Are Part Of What Makes Him A Genius” has things profoundly wrong in my opinion. Well, as profound as any opinion on Kanye West could be. In the above
America is widely considered to be the birthplace of all modern popular music. And even when Beatlephiles, British Invasion geeks and classical/jazz zealots claim the mantle for their own camp, nobody can deny the business of selling music as the product of almost-supernatural stars,
What exactly makes music “pretentious”? It’s “something full of pretense; an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true”. It’s an insult that’s levied against any number of bands often with little back-up or explanation. Is it the lyrics? The music?
Ozzy Osbourne. Is there another name that so completely defies what science is trying to prove? How exactly has the lead singer of Black Sabbath managed to cheat death for this long? It’s about time somebody genuinely examined the facts — and someone is.
“We went there with the spirit of it, but actually it was pretty shambolic”, “one big disappointment”, “the gig was foul” … none of these phrases strike any particular joy into the hearts of those who love Led Zeppelin, especially when you remember that
Ah, it’s hard to believe that Tegan and Sara, everyone’s favorite Canadian lesbian indie rockers, have been around for seventeen years now. It’s even harder to believe that their critically-acclaimed album, Heartthrob, was released a whole two years ago (seriously, where does the time
“I was very lucky to meet a very good sufi teacher who started to introduce the idea of “if you sit with your experiences and the things you’ve been through, they alchemize. At the time he said that, I didn’t really know what that meant, but
When bands don’t get along, you can usually tell. There’s a distinct difference between friendly joshing around in interviews and the overt glaring across the stage that’s oh-so-evident in concert DVDs (no names named). But some bands manage to power through that kind of
Ah, George Strait. It’s now impossible to hear that name without a nostalgic twang lassoing the speaker’s voice. After decades establishing himself as the King of Country music, George Strait is throwing in his cowboy hat with The Cowboy Rides Away tour. Finishing up
In the past couple of decades, most of the developed world has become accustomed to having it’s musical whims seen to by the internet. Plundered, pinched or pirated — however you describe it — the vast majority of it hasn’t been paid for. These