Specials: Linford Detweiler! Radiohead! Balthazar!

Today's specials: "We often end up writing the music that we need to hear at the time." My latest interview with Over the Rhine's Linford Detweiler is up! Radiohead's OK Computer is the best album of the last 20 years, says Spin Magazine. Well, they're wrong: The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby both deserve the honor more, but hey, considering how wrong they could have been, I'm not going to complain much. OK Computer's definitely in my top ten list for the last 20 years.... New … [Read more...]

The Stuff of Staying Together: Over the Rhine’s Linford Detweiler on Drunkard’s Prayer

Over the Rhine's album Drunkard's Prayer continues to dazzle and delight fans and newcomers. But the story behind it—of the near-collapse of the marriage of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, and the remarkable salvation of their relationship and music—is, to say the least, inspiring... and a challenge to all who would know the hard-earned joys of marriage. This week I talked with Linford about the album, the experiences behind it, and the future. • Overstreet: There … [Read more...]