Category: music

Hallelujah Elvis

My favorite cover of an Elvis Costello song so far: “The Comedians” by Roy Orbison. Malcolm Gladwell spends the first 10 minutes of his “Hallelujah” podcast lambasting Elvis Costello’s Goodbye Cruel World. He calls it “awful,” “disastrous,” and “unlistenable.” He emphasizes…

David Bowie

The Venture Brothers is my favorite Bowie-Non-Bowie comedy performance. Kara Eva Schiegl writes a pithy piece on David Bowie as comedian for SBS TV. I didn’t lose my virginity to David Bowie like Lori Mattix did. I don’t even think…

Are We Still Devo?

Bob Casale’s death has me combing YouTube and the rest of the web for clips and stories about Devo. A friend introduced to their music in high school and Are We Not Men was among the cassettes that I brought…

Can A Song Save Your Life?

The Thursday after the 4th, they shot scenes for the movie, Can A Song Save Your Life? in my neighborhood. I haven’t been able to find out much about the film online but according to the Bowery Boogie: The film…

Ziggy Stardust Turns 40

The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust turned 40 this June. To celebrate, EMI released a remastered version of the original album. Rolling Stone is streaming it. And the National has written an informative piece about the birth of Ziggy Stardust, his demise, and his far-reaching…