Descendents – Cool To Be You

I already reviewed the Descendents’ EP last month, so if I need to harp yet again on the fact that this is the band that most MTV-punks want to be (whether they know it or not)–well, I’m going to anyway. If you don’t like the Descendents, you’ll be the first person I’ve met. There’s just […]

Drop the Fear – Listen EP

This Denver group is collage of schooled musicians and those who resist structure and methodology, DJ pros and organic wizards, electronic scientists and stylized rock perfectionists – all rising from the emptied stage of Pure Drama and other ventures. This prelude to their upcoming full length release will more than peak your interest, and if […]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry) Another mind-bending script by Charlie Kaufman paired with another hip music-video director (Gondry this time instead of the terminally cool Spike Jonze), one would think that this tale of a couple who’ve had their memories of each other erased would be another slick, hilarious, braintwisting romp. […]

The Fog of War (Errol Morris)

The Fog of War

The Fog Of War (2003, Errol Morris) Errol Morris’s documentary on Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense under Kennedy and Johnson, somehow doesn’t feel like a documentary. There are no other viewpoints, just an interview with McNamara, now 85, occasional tapes of conversations between McNamara and either of the two presidents he served under, and […]

Thompson & Sampson – When The Lower Resembles the Higher There Will Be Harmony Upon the Reflection

Thompson & Sampson

In all my years of being an ultra-famous, bad-ass music journalist as well head janitor at West Wesley Elementary, I’ve come across many universal truths. Child labor laws are strict and necessary, and it’s damn hard putting together a decent love song. It can be just as hard as asking a girl out on a […]