This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
While working in organist Jack McDuff's band in 1979, guitarist Marc Ribot learned not to "hit the obvious note," a guideline he's followed ever since. As a sideman, he's strummed for the likes of Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, the Lounge Lizards, and John Zorn; on his own, he moves from solo guitar to ... More >>
Remember the album cutthe track deep on a disc that fans knew best, that only cool radio stations would play? Like so many cherished things from before the iTunes era, it's essentially extinct.
My evidence for this bold and seemingly facile statement isn't the steady, well-chronicled disappe ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
March 11, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 10
In the company of two madmen
By Joe Flaherty
About 2.30 in the afternoon on Monday the sun was shining brightly while snowflakes were falling like confetti from the Lord's balcony. Now that should have ... More >>
Winnie KwokM. Ward
M. Ward should have been the commencement speaker at my college graduation instead of the blindingly sequined, paperback-writing, thriller novelist swami who dispensed the sole pearlescent aphorism of "Give 'em hell!" before talking mostly about shoes, and not even as a me ... More >>
We'll run art on Ted Leo when he busts out a floater.If Jack Johnson has taught us anything, it's to never, ever underestimate the sheer marketability of surfing. Obama's entire general election strategy in Hawaii revolved around a single photo-op at the deadly Sandy Beach (see below), just as Johns ... More >>
Pauline Hanson is an Australian politician, formerly leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party and now leader of Pauline's United Australia Party. Well, it worked for Newman's Own Salad Dressing. As you may have gathered from the code words in her brand names, Hanson has been a bit edgy on matters ... More >>