Most interviews are pretty by the numbers. Nothing special.But sometimes interviews live on in infamy because they're so damn crazy, weird, or otherwise awkward that they provide entertainment long after everyone has forgotten why the celebrity was being interviewed in the first place. Those special ... More >>
The subject of the top ten countdown on the Letterman show this evening was "Discontinued Guy Fieri Menu Items" at Fieri's Times Square restaurant, which was the subject of a zero-star "poor" New York Times review today that caused a sensation. First, Dave read a couple of descriptions taken straig ... More >>
Anarchy in the 914
Gil Evans Centennial Celebration Highline Ballroom Monday, May 21 Better than: Never witnessing a world-class band in action. I'm actually fortunate enough to have caught the Gil Evans Orchestra in the '80s, before it became a ghost band. Back then, when the slew of clubs lining Seventh Avenue Sou ... More >>
In a recent tweet responding to a follower's assertion that he was a celebrity, the drummer and head Root Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson demurred, claiming he was merely "a personality." The follower had a point, though; according to a website devoted to Quest's blogs about meeting famous people, for in ... More >>
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
A pseudoscientist wants to know: Is pop music proof that we're all too in love with ourselves? (Spoiler: Not really!) Venue closures: Don Hill's; Paul Shaffer's House. Ad-Rock's 10 best remixes.
Over the last year, those who traveled to the Paul Shaffer House--from Brooklyn, Fordham, Columbia, and SUNY Purchase--had somehow become convinced that the punk house off the Bronx Park East stop was going to be around forever. It wasn't hard; on the best summer nights, the place seemed like ... More >>
Now that the Jimmy Fallon/Thurston Moore clothing mystery is solved, let's direct your attention to the fact that Iggy Pop actually wore a shirt for his entire appearance on Letterman last night. Mr. Pop was there to sing lead with Fatboy Slim's Brighton Port Authority project on their cover of t ... More >>
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