Category Archives: Criticism

Wool On Wolves: Measures of Progress?

Even the best bands need a little time on their side in order to hit their stride. Before Wilco spawned their sprawling masterpiece, “Being There”, they released it’s kinda-ugly-baby-brother, “A.M.”. Bob Dylan, god that he is, sounded human-all-to-human on his … Continue reading

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Home Is Where You Live Long Enough To See the Trees Grow: An Evening With Jian Ghomeshi

This article was originally published by Monday Magazine and can be found here. “Well, hi there… happy Wednesday.” For those of you to whom these first five words sound familiar, the words following will come as no surprise. For the … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on Jian Ghomeshi

“Well, hi there… happy Tuesday.” For those of you to whom the first five words of this piece sound familiar,the following words will come as no surprise. For the past five and a half years, Jian Ghomeshi has been gaining … Continue reading

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A Word of Warning: Slam Dunk’s Welcome to Miami Reviewed

This review was originally published in the November issue of Beatroute Magazine. Those prone to bouts of mania, consider yourselves forewarned: even the most passive exposure to Slam Dunk’s sophomore release, Welcome to Miami, puts you at severe risk of … Continue reading

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Burroughs

A few years ago, I became obsessed with the Beats.  I loved the fact that, in one of Americas most conservative decades, this tribe of folk ate glass, drank wine, got naked and, more importantly, documented it.  I loved Kerouac, … Continue reading

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READING THOMAS WOLFE ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON (an open letter to all readers)

There is nothing so freeing, so liberating, or so wonderful, as reading Thomas Wolfe’s prose.  He has suffered over the past hundred years.  He has suffered from an Academy, which, largely, ignores him.  He has also suffered at the hands … Continue reading

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A Blog about Blogs: The Serpent Eats its Tail (G#)

Last week, I attended a lecture given by a scholar from NYU in which he discussed the so-called Enlightenment Period.  His approach to the subject was quite unique: instead of depicting the Enlightenment as a period when many a brilliant … Continue reading

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