U2: Rattle and Hum is 25 Years Old! Share Your Concert Film Memories…

Phil Joanou's groundbreaking concert film U2: Rattle and Hum opened during my senior year of high school, on the birthday of my lifelong friend and musical co-conspirator Todd Fadel.And I was so jealous. Todd would automatically have the most awesome birthday party ever.And he pretty much did, because we gathered at his house, ate a bunch of Pizza Hut pizza, and then headed out to Portland's Eastgate theater on November 4, 1988.That was our formula for fun in those days. Yeah. I … [Read more...]

Looking Closer’s Favorite Albums of 2001 (10 years later)

Listening to music is, for me, a treasure hunt. The whole journey is worthwhile, with highs and lows, unforgettable discoveries and a whole lot of unremarkable scenery.What I love most is an album that just keeps opening up, like a house full of secret doors, so that ten years later I'm still enjoying it like it's brand new.Here, for example, are ten albums from 2001 that I'm still playing frequently and finding new reasons to appreciate... … [Read more...]

Browser, 10/22: “Mad Men,” Over the Rhine, and Literal Music Videos

At Image, Santiago Ramos on Mad Men.-All About Jazz on Over the Rhine's 20th anniversary-Literal versions of great '80s music videos! "Head Over Heels" and "Take On Me" … [Read more...]

Director Michel Gondry’s latest, brilliant music video

Wow.When videos as wild as this one actually get produced, and as perfectly as this, well... it should just send other music video directors and bands home with their heads hanging. … [Read more...]