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2000 Stories by Eric Weisbard

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  • Urban Organics

    published December 26, 2000

    "Irresistible: class with an edge," Matthew Cooke of writes in a Best of 2000 Editor's Pick for St. Germain's Tourist, and if... More >>

  • The Long Haul

    published December 5, 2000

    The word is traction. Silkworm and the Glands are indie rock to the gut: Both could have sprung out of the fertile crescent in Pavement's... More >>

  • Large and in Charge

    published November 21, 2000

    Paul Simon has an image you wouldn't wish on a real estate developer. At the Radio City Gore-Lieberman benefit in September, he alone in a... More >>

  • Proxy Music

    published October 24, 2000

    In 1822, Noah Ludlow dressed himself in a buckskin hunting shirt and leggings, donned moccasins and an old slouch hat, put a rifle on his... More >>

  • A-OK

    published October 24, 2000

    I've played the Radiohead album about a dozen times, pushed my way in to see them live, and yes, there is a certain pleasure to be had from Kid... More >>

  • Wooze and Spazz

    published October 10, 2000

    In his famous essay "Kafka and his Precursors," Jorge Luis Borges argues that Zeno, Han Yu, and Kierkegaard, though nothing alike, all now seem... More >>

  • Christ’s Exemplars

    published September 26, 2000

    So I checked and no, Buddy Miller didn't have CHRIST written on his baseball cap when he played the Bottom Line... More >>

  • Mixed-and-Matched Emotions

    published September 5, 2000

    A friend of mine says this about Ida: "They're terrible. I love them as people, but their lyrics and style just make me cringe." The irony... More >>

  • Grace Under Pressure

    published August 29, 2000

    Looking past Eminem, Britney, and Creed to the unknowns, this summer's most persistent chart-huggers have been a St. Louis rapper whose signing... More >>

  • Rocky Mountain Warhol

    published August 1, 2000

    A few years back, King Kong's Ethan Buckler taught me the essentials of a good poem or lyric: "It must have three things: the visual, the sensual,... More >>

  • Napsternomics

    published August 1, 2000

    Here's the smallest of Napster's ironies: the service shut down last week by Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, then granted a stay of execution by the... More >>

  • Bridge Across the Cliff

    published July 18, 2000

    I don't know much about free jazz, but as with the old-school funk that hip-hop samples, I don't have to know much: Nearly everything important... More >>

  • God Bless the Infesticons

    published July 18, 2000

    "In the sixties we believed in a myth—that music had the power to change people's lives," Stanley Booth writes in the afterword to a new... More >>

  • Playback’s a Bitch

    published June 13, 2000

    I must have misplugged my phone adapter before interviewing Drew Daniels and Martin Schmidt of Matmos, because all I hear on the tape are my own... More >>

  • Keeping Up With the Napsters

    published May 9, 2000

    "As a newcomer to the list, I really enjoy your collective thought process. In particular, I love that the... More >>

  • Rock and Roll's Bio Diversity

    published May 9, 2000

    No one rocks harder in rock and roll theater than the hangers-on. Rocks, that is, the cate-gory of knowingness, like a playwright. Gets corrosive... More >>

  • Abstract Expressivism

    published April 4, 2000

    Here's what intrigues me about Shelby Lynne, the country singer whose new album has been enjoying the sort of blanket media salivation only Dave... More >>

  • Paradise Garbage

    published March 28, 2000

    It's tempting to imagine that Kenny Laguna invented the lifework he chronicles in the songs and liner notes of Laguna Tunes, that this... More >>

  • Talk About the Passion

    published March 7, 2000

    There's a book by Wim Wenders, Emotion Pictures, articles about Kinks albums and genre flicks and other inspirations of his, written as he... More >>

  • Young DJ With a Horn

    published February 22, 2000

    Listening to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it's possible to imagine that generations of musical progress have brought us back to the dawn of... More >>

  • Wuclear Fission

    published February 15, 2000

    The stupidest, greatest, lovingest, most problematic-yet-simple moment in pop last year was a guy not content to be called Ol' Dirty Bastard... More >>

  • Well-Written Beats

    published February 1, 2000

    Why is this "beat-based" pairing of Cornershop's Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres not credited to Cornershop? Answer: Why was Beck's Mutations... More >>

  • Sample My Pit Bull

    published January 11, 2000

    What follows is extraneous: outtakes and stray threads from my DMX feature in the new GQ. The dictates of celebrity... More >>

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