Oslo – Self-Titled

I Google everything. I even Googled myself once, and was ashamed to admit it until I found out the vast majority of my own friends had done the same thing. When I sat down to do a piece on the L.A.- based band, Oslo, I had no idea what I was in for. I like […]

Various Artists – Everything Comes & Goes: A Tribute to Black Sabbath – Temporary Residence Ltd.

Everything Comes & Goes

Temporary Res. conceived this Sabbath tribute some eight years ago and has had it on the backburner up until now. They explain its long put-off release as having something to do with the irony of the Osbourne family’s thorny recent resurgence in the cultural ratings; but I doubt there’s much irony; it’s just time to […]

Sparkwood – Jalopy Pop


I miss watching The Adventures of Pete and Pete. I think I even cried the day that Artie, “the strongest man in the world,” had to be sent away and leave his Little Viking, Pete, in Wellsville. My first introduction to Iggy Pop was also courtesy of that show, an event that eventually developed into […]