Phil Dellio

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  • 10 years ago

    "Outta Control," 50 Cent featuring Mobb Deep (Aftermath): Writing on "99 Problems" last year, I did something I try to avoid: I started generalizing about the state of music, specifically the kind of hip-hop that knows no world beyond some probabl...

  • 13 years ago

    I didn't find out about George Harrison's death until the morning after, just as I set out on my drive into work. Stories a few weeks earlier had said he was gravely ill, but the news still came as a surprise. I turned the car around and hurried b...

  • 14 years ago

    First time I popped A Tribute to Nashville (Robert Altman's movie, not the city) into the player, I did what I'm guessing most people will do—went straight to track 12, Kelly Hogan's cover of "Dues," the original of which by Ronee Blakley acc...

  • 14 years ago

    Exhibit A: "I'm the kind of person that will say 'a person that I've been spending time with in a romantic way' rather than saying 'my boyfriend.' " Exhibit B: "I'm a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk." Exhibit C: "That particular m...

  • 15 years ago

    Love my people. Love them madly. Well, sort of. From a distance. Teenagers, I mean—aggressively whiny ones, especially when they temper their ill will with a devout belief in the redemptive powers of pretty guitars. I feel a pang of recogniti...

  • 15 years ago

    Brand new Cadillacs, brand new keys, brand new bags, brand new me's: Brand New's had an enviable three-decade run in pop music. Dead or Alive figured that "what I really need to do/Is find myself a brand new lover," and everything would be fine. F...


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