Much ink has been spilled on the fact that Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a relative whippersnapperborn in 1970, the Wisconsin representative is 42 years old. Depending on who you're talking to, this makes him part of "generation x," or "the 13th generation," or "that demog ... More >>
For the last twenty years, the award for Album of the Year, the biggest Grammy honor of them all, has tended to go to two types of people: young women and old men. Female solo artists under 30 (Lauryn Hill, Taylor Swift) and male veterans over 40 (Tony Bennett, U2) have dominated the category for tw ... More >>
53. Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise" 
52. The 5th Dimension, "Up, Up and Away" 
51. Olivia Newton-John, "I Honestly Love You" 
50. Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On" 
49. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "A Taste of Honey" 
48. Bobby McFerrin, "Don't ... More >>
Star-studded lineup videos: now a thing.
Yes, the Tennessee mega-festival, now in its tenth (!) year, has announced its initial lineup, the usual melange of rappers, rockers, and jam-band monoliths, this year headlined by Eminem and Arcade Fire, only one of whom won the Album of the Year Grammy 48 ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
January 22, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 4
by Lucian K. Truscott
THE ALBUM OPENS on an almost quiet note. It's Jimmy Page's guitar, fuzz-toned to a near-static level, slow-picked, then chord-picked in an understated treatment of what you j ... More >>
Oh, hey Q-Tip. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.On a sweltering Saturday, the seventh annual hip-hop nerd convention Rock The Bells took over Governor's Island. It's a place where people know to "throw a one in the air" for Guru before DJ Premier even asked, a place where you can overhear a convo ... More >>
Good for you.
As any self-respecting Grammy live blog will have told you by now, the highlight of last night's occasionally lively fiasco was undoubtedly the "Rap Pack" black-and-white "Swagga Like Us" blowout, ostensibly starring Jay-Z/Kanye/Wayne/T.I. but dominated by a stupendously pregnant M ... More >>
Despite myriad concessions to modishness and a Twitter feed, it was a Steely Dan sort of year at the Grammys as Robert Plant and Alison Krause's Raising Sand won five awards including Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year ("Please Read the Letter"), and awards in the Country and Contemporary Folk ... More >>
This $26 Warhol spotted in the front window of 4th Avenue's Dryden Gallery ("gallery" = "place to get finished jigsaw puzzles framed")
"The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting--Andy Warhol"
With all due respect Mr. Andy "bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S" Warhol, the idea of waiting for s ... More >>