The Return Of Beavis And Butthead

MTV has announced that Beavis and Butthead is coming back with new episodes. Pitchfork has a list of some of their best musical criticism on this page (scroll down on that page a bit to find the full list, excerpted a bit below): “Uh oh…I think this is college music” (during the Flaming Lips’ “She [Read More...]

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Get Their Zeppelin On For New Song

A few weeks ago Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers revealed they would be releasing a new album called Mojo this spring.  Somewhat amazingly, this fulfilled the final of three major projects that Tom Petty had listed wanting to do four years ago.  At the time I was skeptical he would actually put together a reunion [Read More...]

Let’s Hear It For New York!

Oh how I love this glorious city.  I would live here my whole life if I could.  Below is a beautifully shot video and achingly catchy anthem from two real New Yorkers.  Several times in the last week I’ve watched it over and over consecutively.  My favorite thing about it is how authentically New York [Read More...]

The Best 7 Minutes, 13 Seconds Of Tom Petty’s Career

I say this with no exaggeration: I have heard all the albums and hundreds of live concerts many many times and this performance of Refugee from his Take The Highway tour features the most perfect realization of one of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ most perfect songs. It has the fullest and most exciting and [Read More...]

God Is In The House

As I’ve mentioned before:  As far as I go, no singer/songwriter better explores the theme of religion or better employs religious imagery than Nick Cave.  Very few people write either religious music or music about religion that avoids either preaching on its behalf or railing against it.  Nick Cave is liberated from any creedal loyalty [Read More...]

Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl

In honor of Metric’s appearance promoting their new album “Fantasies” on David Letterman just now, here is the song in which Metric’s lead singer Emily Haines first completely mesmerized me (and many others).  Her voice and performances are so completely alluring that I keep going back and listening to her even though her song writing [Read More...]


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