Monday, October 25, 2004

Very good. By Alexis Petridis, my favorite rock writer of late, if only because the British ones make me laugh more often than the Americans do.

Monday, October 18, 2004

This is probably the one millionth blog to comment on this (or read it here), but why not?

I feel for Jon Stewart, I really do. He looked tired of plugging of his book, which is maybe why he didn't. And not only is it sad that, all together now, a fake news show has more spine than most other news shows, but also that Tucker Carlson -- who, even if you disagree with his politics, ought to present himself as at least somewhat learned -- doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word "satire." I really hope this doesn't start a Stewart backlash; someone who actually shows some nerve in American mainstream media deserves better.

Also, Carlson had this to say in an AP story from today.

Carlson noted that many of the great comedians kept their political opinions to themselves, not for fear of offending anyone, but because it could hurt their art.
``You're selling out,'' he said. ``If you are a satirist or an acute social observer, and he is, and all of a sudden you suspend disbelief on someone or suck up rather than prod or poke someone, people will look at you and say, `Even if I agree with you, I don't like it,''' he said.

Think he'd say the same thing about Dennis Miller?

Thursday, October 14, 2004

City Paper's Music Issue is out today, for which I have this piece. Also, I contributed to this as well, although at the moment the web page layout leaves a little to be desired. Pick up a copy of the paper, why don't you?

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Really? Already? I couldn't be happier. It might as well be my second-favorite show of my life. Why not?

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Here is the October column.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Elvis Costello likes Rilo Kiley. It seems worth noting for some reason.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Nice to see I'm not the only person who feels this way. Also, during CNN's pre-debate coverage, I swore I heard "Marquee Moon" by Television in the background as they went to a commercial.