Archive for October 9th, 2012

One Track Mind: The Beach Boys, “Isn’t It Time” (2012)

One Track Mind: The Beach Boys, “Isn’t It Time” (2012)

After the latest implosion in a journey filled with cratered disasters, there are songs by the Beach Boys that I just can’t listen to anymore — in particular “Isn’t It Time”

Desert Island Discs: 1980s R&B and Hip Hop Edition

Desert Island Discs: 1980s R&B and Hip Hop Edition

We’ve finally answered an age-old question from the decade, as our intrepid panel of shipwrecked music lovers definitively chose Prince over Michael Jackson — not to mention Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy, Rick James and Run-DMC

Books: The John Lennon Letters (2012)

Books: The John Lennon Letters (2012)

After years of wondering when a book containing John Lennon’s personal correspondence would be published, that moment has arrived and here it is — just in time for today’s 72nd anniversary of the former Beatle’s birth.

Kiss – Monster (2012)

Kiss – Monster (2012)

For years, Kiss has had as its bellowing mantra the phrase: “You wanted the best, you got the best!” For me, the request was always simpler, more straight forward: I want them to rock.

Pat Metheny – The Orchestrion Project DVD (2012)

After seeing Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion concert, I had this frustrating feeling of wanting to more accurately convey what that experience felt like.