(Or, a Snake Oil Salesman Comes to Your Town). I wish all Christian music sounded like this. (No offense). Ozark Empire, or a snake oil salesman comes to your town. from DAN SMITH on Vimeo.
Quite a weekend for my sports teams: LSU won in convincing fashion, the Saints had a huge comeback against the Dolphins (despite three TDs from former Saint and Mater P protege Ricky Williams, no less), and the Canadiens even managed to put together an overtime win against the NY Rangers. Nice work, everyone! I figured … Read more
A man has to eat.
Were it not for the fact that I have to sleep with four blankets in early October, Montréal would be just like Louisiana. (Not sure what that Boudin one is about, but it sure makes me hungry.)
I know, I know, it’s been like two months since I’ve had anything to say. Here’s quick rundown of why I haven’t been able to write on here more than three times this summer: – Put 4,500 miles on my car before July 4th driving from Grand Rapids to Louisiana and back twice, including a … Read more
As a music journalist, I am bombarded with emails from bands and publicists of whom I’ve never heard. I’ll spare you the details of emails, but, as you can imagine, they’re mostly pretty standard ad-copy: our band is going to take over the world/the internet/Brooklyn; this band will change your life; this record will travel … Read more
It’s the end of the decade, as far as music journalists are concerned. Word has it that Paste is already assembling its Best Of The Aughts list, and I’m sure that our friends in Atlanta aren’t the only ones. Mile-markers are a big deal in music, for some reason, and the only thing more exciting … Read more
Marilyn Manson has a new video. It’s for a song that has two (two!) curse words in the title. You can watch it here. He stole the beat from Shania Twain and the stage-dressing from, er, himself. Twelve years ago.* I just watched Manson’s performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 97, which I … Read more
Stop sorting everything and listen to Wilco (The Album) on the band’s website.