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1999 Stories by Frank Kogan

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  • Lying With Animals and Children

    published December 14, 1999

    Savage Garden hit in 1997, the same teen-idol year as Hanson. Hanson was the cute-and-bubbly Michael Jackson. Savage Garden was the icy, sharp,... More >>

  • Moonwalk To Afrika

    published December 7, 1999

    Leftfield. I'm a bit at a loss for words about these guys. The Afrika Bambaataa track, "Afrika Shox," a hit in England about which I've got plenty... More >>

  • Je T’Aime . . . Moi Non Plus

    published November 16, 1999

    In an old Radio On fanzine my friend Scott Woods put this diptych in his Top 100 favorite songs of all time: 54. "I Love Rock 'N'... More >>

  • Hums and Hisses

    published October 5, 1999

    So I got this CD in the mail three days ago— forget its name, from some record company or publicist in Philadelphia— it's sitting in... More >>

  • Medusa and Childe

    published July 20, 1999

    Thighs are apt to play a great role in the new postwar art, which will be so eager for life. —Leon Trotsky, Madrid,... More >>

  • It’s Their Party

    published June 22, 1999

    Of course being a teenager is depressing and horrible, but it's the idea of the teenager that's so wonderful. —Miriam Linna... More >>

  • Wail Like an Egyptian

    published May 11, 1999

    Natacha Atlas has a whale (and a wail) of a voice and an instinct for drama and emotion and sensuousness. She's also able to make her music... More >>

  • School's Been Blown to Pieces

    published April 27, 1999

    Littleton, Colorado — They were 18 and 17, it was almost the end of the school year, and you look forward at the end of the school year to... More >>

  • Snapshots Of Blackness

    published April 27, 1999

    Sonia Pai, senior at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, adjacent to Littleton: Mostly I would hear and use these names as a... More >>

  • Giving You Shit

    published April 27, 1999

    Garret P., graduate of Cherry Creek High School, 1988: I went to Cherry Creek, almost 4000 students, and the biggest thing was, if you... More >>

  • Get Back, JoJo

    published April 6, 1999

    I have now finally seen a copy of the "JoJo Dancer" Rock Critical List thing, which is less vicious than I'd expected— which isn't to... More >>

  • Screeching Old Dixie Down

    published March 30, 1999

    People who remember Nazareth at all seem to have strong feelings about the band; when my friend Naomi heard that I was reviewing them she asked,... More >>

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