New Devendra Banhart CD Coming Soon!

New Devendra Banhart CD coming in the fall! In honor of this news, here’s my favorite song of his.  It’s the absolutely beautiful “This Is the Way” from my favorite album of his, Rejoicing In the Hands for a Camels With Hammers Lullaby as many of you prepare for sleep soon. In other news, the [Read More...]

This Song Mesmerizes Me

I have a weakness for women who know how to sing with some personality, even if they’re singing really poppy stuff. I don’t know if there is a word for the way she sings the words “heart” and “fall” in this song but it makes my heart flutter it’s so beautiful and cool. [Read more...]

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers As Metaphor For The Excellent Nietzschean Soul

In reply to my review of Peter Bogdanovich’s film about Tom Petty Running Down a Dream , “Lizzie B” over at the Tom Petty message board points out an oversight in my review. She astutely observes: Something you didn’t touch on that really stood out to me in the film is Tom Petty’s shrewd sense [Read More...]

Why The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Is My Favorite Film

Michel Gondry’s masterpiece The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, following Charlie Kaufman’s masterpiece script, is one of the most top to bottom brilliant achievements in film I have ever seen. Taken as a science fiction film, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ranks as a model for the genre. The film takes a [Read More...]

Meet The “Petty Kid”

Mike Monelscachi is Tom Petty’s biggest teenaged fan.  Over on Tom’s messageboard (and in his high school he says) he’s known affectionately as “Petty Kid” (which, incidentally, I think would make an awesome band name for him).  He’s cutting a record and here are three of his songs.  I’m seriously impressed after all this time [Read More...]

Peter Bogdanovich’s “Running Down A Dream”

[written October 24, 2007] One of the reasons that great art means so much to us is because we find ourselves reflected and expressed in it, even when it is other people’s creations. For a long while now, I have figured out the formula to really understanding my mind and my heart for anyone interested. [Read More...]

What’s In A Name?

An article from the Desert Sun reports that Tom Petty bashed his album Echo, one of my favorites of his, with the following comment, He’s less enamored with 1999′s “Echo,” which opens with the grim “Room at the Top,” “one of the most depressing songs in rock history,” Petty says, grinning. “If anything will make [Read More...]

“What’s In A Name?” or “Room At The Top—”of the Titanic?”

In a recent interview Tom Petty bashed one of my favorite of his albums http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006610200386 as reported in the following way… He’s less enamored with 1999′s “Echo,” which opens with the grim “Room at the Top,” “one of the most depressing songs in rock history,” Petty says, grinning. “If anything will make you want to [Read More...]

Piazza On Stage With Skid Row

I think the title of this post speaks for itself…. http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/?p=8034 [Read more...]


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