Category Archives: Music

An Interview with the Paranoid Style’s Elizabeth Nelson

Owen King sits down with Elizabeth Nelson to discuss the new Paranoid Style album, Paranoid USA. Continue reading

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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

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Three Perfect Albums, Ten Years Later

Three career defining albums by three very different artists, reappraised ten years later. Continue reading

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Rolling Disclosures: An Interview with the Paranoid Style

A far-ranging interview with one of our favorite bands. Continue reading

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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

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The Most Revealing Prince Video

The most revealing Prince video. Watch it while you can. Continue reading

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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

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Prince, Todd, RuPaul, & Me

Prince and I did not get off, so to speak, on the good foot. While he would ultimately influence me – both personally and musically – as much as Bowie or the Beatles (my Trinity), his presence initially challenged the most important friendship of my life. Then, it cemented that friendship, and led to funk n’ roll adventures alongside a superstar-in-exile named RuPaul. Continue reading

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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

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