Disclaimer: I’ve probably never heard a Grateful Dead song in my life. At least not knowingly. This is an unfortunate position for me to be in, considering I am reviewing an album containing 59 covers of songs by the Grateful Dead. Just so you know. In 2009, the Red Hot Organization, fighting AIDS through pop […]
I should preface this list by stating that authenticity in popular music is mutable (if it exists), that it is utterly dependent upon genre, time and place (if it exists), that it is defined in relation to its ‘inauthentic’ counterpart (if it exists), that it is a construct with dubious links all the way back […]
Pale Green Ghosts is an album as diverse and hilarious, as dying and alive, as life itself. What more could you ask for? Prior approval? Grow up. The music world is a lot bigger than Pitchfork, and there are far more interesting journeys to go on than the path from a publicist’s e-mail to a writer’s inbox.
If you wanted hairpin changes of direction: this freewheels straight down the line.
You are a critic. Not a fan. Not a blogger. Not a hack. A critic.
Part of the reason to listen to Triple J for the week was to try and get a handle on the amount of cross-promoting it does. How Triple J gets away with it has always been something that no one has ever been able to properly answer whenever I’ve mentioned it in a music forum. If […]