Monday, December 17, 2018

Brian Eno and the Lovely Bones

I had no idea Brian Eno composed the soundtrack to the Lovely Bones when I bought my ticket to see the movie last week....

My favorite films of the past decade

So Film Comment is collecting reader numbers on what their audience thinks are the best films of the past decade. The deadline is coming...

Faust IV review published in “Goldmine”

So it’s been like five years, but I’m back into getting published in music magazines, beginning with my review for the Capitol Vinyl Vaults...

Flaming Lips’ brilliant take on Dark Side of the Moon

When a masterpiece album has a reputation as deep as Pink Floyd’s the Dark Side of the Moon*, it’s not hard for a band...

Queen’s Roger Taylor could try harder

In this day and age of popular music recycling the same old themes of partying, love, boasting about how great one is (Kanye), it’s...

2009 top 23 films

Since the end of the year is upon on us, and the lists are starting to pop up in all sorts of media, here is...

Fantastic Mr. Fox lives up to its title

After five full-length feature films, Anderson has achieved his breakthrough, and it’s in animated form. No one does awkward as artistically as Wes Anderson. But...

David Bowie’s Space Oddity gets 40th Anniversary vinyl reissue

Since David Bowie is my unequivocal favorite recording artist, I was excited to have received a promo copy of the 40th Anniversary pressing of...

Aurally de-flowered by Faust: A review of Faust IV LP reissue

I never gave Faust a proper chance, and hearing Faust IV all the way through on high quality vinyl from Capitol/EMI’s “From the Capitol...