Archive for January 2008
It’s an all-out rock’n’roll barnburner that captures the frustration and excitement of desire with anger and a great punch line.
It’s nasty, it’s welcoming, it’s as confusing and wonderful and awful as your life.
Did I mention the slide guitar?
Did I mention how Amy tosses off the aside “this one’s gonna hurt”?
Did I mention it’s on two great albums: The Sugar Tree (along with “Rode Hard,” another greatest song of all time of the week candidate and perhaps the most convincing argument for bad behavior on disc this side of “Dead Flowers”) and 18 Again (a terrific greatest hits record, but all her records are greatest hits records)?
See her website, buy everything she’s recorded (February is sale month!), and don’t forget that she is one of the performers on the greatest tribute album of all time of the week.
This isn’t a political blog, but since America’s Mayor is going down in flames tonight in Florida, I’d like to reference this post from a year ago.
It’s about music, it’s on my work blog: A rare post about the music industry that isn’t completely depressing
I’ve been an enormous fan of the work of Edward Tufte for decades. His notions about density of content are extremely relevant in this age of information overload, and he has just released a video in which he evaluates what works and what doesn’t on the device of the moment, the Apple iPhone. Before I give you the link, I should emphasize that the Quicktime file is enormous and may take many minutes to download, but its insights and presentation make it worth the wait. It’s here.