Friday, October 23, 2020

I hate disco, but I loved watching Disco Inferno

Disco Inferno DVD cover art As DVD dies away to make way for an array of new visual new mediums from downloads to on demand...

Gabriel highlights lyrics in the gloom of Scratch My Back

It has been a while since Peter Gabriel released his covers-only album, Scratch My Back. But now that “Goldmine” has printed my review of...

MGMT grow with Congratulations

MGMT Congratulations vinyl Like I said in an earlier posting, when MGMT released the preview track “Flash Delirium” for their sophomore effort Congratulations, I had...

The Joneses: a satire that backfires

There is an inherent problem with the Joneses, a film meant to criticize blind consumerism: The supposed heroes are the source of the wicked...

Of Montreal live at the Fillmore Miami Beach

When Of Montreal took the stage at the Jackie Gleason Center at the Fillmore Miami Beach, I expected some new songs and hoped for...

Greenberg: The Great Projector

With Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach sharpens his usual focus on the greedy tics of self-absorbed protagonists by pointing his camera on nothing less than...

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...