Category Archives: Appreciations

m_i_a__album_cover_front_by_strawberryboi-d3h2ci6

Protecting Pop’s Pilloried Plagiarists

It’s the sincerest form of flattery, and it’s not going away, but imitation as a means of creation does not enjoy the acceptance it once did. What once was homage is now plagiarism. Guest Weekling Charlie Clissitt goes to bat for practitioners of the age-old art of looking over the shoulders of giants. Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations, Monday Rock City, Music, The Arts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
get_it_on

Fender Jazz

I had only recently discovered the glories of a naked body entwined with mine and, like every sex neophyte since time began, I had figured nothing would ever compare. I was wrong.




Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations, Memoir, Monday Rock City, Music, Popped Culture, Popular Culture, Sex, The Arts | Tagged , , | 1 Comment
49608269

U2: All That You Can’t Leave Behind

Everyone else may hate U2, but Kurt Baumeister will always love them in spite of themselves.




Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations, Music, Philosophy, Religion, The Arts, The Weeklings, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments
peekalee

Mourning Becomes Leonora: For a German Shepherd

She is my walk through Brooklyn, my arm toss in the park, my sit on the stoop, my weekend up in the country, my never alone, my not going to die for such a long time it feels like forever, my Lee.




Continue reading




Posted in animals, Appreciations, Memoir | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments
Dylan-1965

Bob Dylan’s Lover: Imagined

What happens when Bob Dylan starts talking to you about the woman he loves? Darren Anderson channels it here.




Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations, Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments
wt

Welcome Thieves: An Appreciation

Our own Robert Burke Warren waxes on about Sean Beaudoin’s stellar, rockin’ Welcome Thieves.




Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations, Humor, Literature, Matters of Faint Import, Memoir, The Weeklings, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment
bowie

David Bowie: The Man Who Owned the World

David Bowie didn’t merely innovate; he wrought aesthetic and stylistic changes and, like an irrepressible Pied Piper, people followed him wherever he went.




Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments
Nick-Carter-and-Sharna-Burgess-dance-Cha-Cha-Cha

DWTS 21: Projections and Predictions for Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars

Greg Olear’s projections for the new season of Dancing with the Stars.




Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations, The Arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment
cravan1

Arthur Cravan: Pugilist, Poet, Provocateur, Ponce, and the Queering of the Queensbury Rules

Arthur Cravan’s ambivalent burlesque of boxing was —as was typical of his style— a public insult and act of revenge against the Marquis of Queensbury.




Continue reading




Posted in Appreciations | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment