From Seth MacFarlane and Snow White to Chris Rock and NPH, with lots of Bob Hope in the middle.
From his voice to his image to his dancing, it was so easy to get swept up in his High Pop Art. Then things got weird.
Death or Glory?
While his image was laid-back, almost hippielike, you don’t get to be a star and stay one without some grit.
Becker’s death was announced on Sunday.
So, you think you can tell Meddle from The Division Bell?
Each episode is a single, true story, generally from an obscure corner of history.
We had to count them all.
It was 50 years ago today, when Sgt. Pepper was released in the USA.
“It was like riding a Brahma bull. He was going to buck you off sooner or later, but you had to try.”
With grace and wit, his lyrics reflect back on themselves a world flawed but full of potential.
He’s one of the signal poets of the 20th century.
Three years after his death, and in advance of a career-spanning box set, a reassessment of the Velvet Underground leader.
Axl, Slash, & Co. are back together, on tour, and finally doing what they should have been doing for the last two decades.
A Moon Shaped Pool doesn’t rock all the way through, but each track is an actual good song.
With the death of Prince, let’s celebrate “this thing called life,” as His Purpleness himself put it.
Merle Haggard was so talented he could float through a half-dozen genres (and generations) of country music and somehow always retain the respect of virtually all of his fellows.
If the pop world was considered an Inferno, then Martin was a Virgilian figure to the four young men — in various senses their leader, their teacher, their master.
I think in the end, Bowie’s greatest legacy will have been an extension of this: expanding the rock world — its music, its vocabulary, its worldview.
A new album after a decade in reclusion prompts the question: When Bowie was great, who was he exactly?
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