Jon Dolan

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  • 9 years ago

    Rockers are often prisoners in the Walter Reade's music doc fest. Martin Scorsese's 2005 Dylan special for PBS, No Direction Home, gets a big-screen reprise, reminding us once again how totally '60s the '60s were, while Bob gives us rare glimpses ...

  • 10 years ago

    The rare teenpop tour de force that defines itself by what it can't figure out rather than what it assumes you want it to tell you, Pink's anti-Paris, anti-Bush, anti-teenpop manifesto was TV filler before it had time to tank-or-not. Matt Lauer ev...

  • 10 years ago

    Marshall Berman's 1982 classic of Marxist humanism, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, hurtled through centuries of modern boom and bap, chasing elusive strains of Joycean street noise and shouting "the open way leads to the public square." His new...

  • 10 years ago

    Jim James could have named every My Morning Jacket record so far Zummagumma but he decided to call the latest one Z, lofting the letter not seen in Latin—"whoreson zed," according to a random King Lear dis—as semiotic freak flag for scre...

  • 10 years ago

    Among No Direction Home's DVD extras is an unused 1965 promo film for "Positively 4th Street" in which fan interview snippets cut against impressions of the Sphinx onstage—"he's an old pal of mine" . . . "he doesn't even know himself" . . . "...

  • 13 years ago

    These goddamn bands these days. They ain't got shit to say. Sometimes, they don't even say anything at all. And who needs 'em to? Had little, lyric-less Out Hud arrived in 1993, their recombinant shoogity-oogity would have eliminated the need for ...


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