Last night I had what some might call an opportunity of a lifetime. I hope that is not the case because it might all be down hill from here. I found out at work around noon yesterday that Beck would be playing a stealth unannounced show at Washington D.C.’s Black Cat. Later [...]
These are the posts from October 2006
I have always been attracted to the simple clean pop art asthetic in graphic design. As a kid, I grew up reading many a Spiderman comics and grew to love the stylings of those types of artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. There was something about the design of 1940s through the 1960s [...]
I have another feature on NPR’s Song of the Day.
A Mournful Longing Beneath The Surface by Michael Katzif
“Skinny Boy” by Amy Millan from Honey From the Tombs
NPR.org, October 23, 2006 Â· It’s not a stretch to find similarities between Amy Millan’s rootsy solo debut and the recent work of Neko Case [...]
A few years ago the fine makers of those delcious energy drinks came out with a product cleverly titled Rockstar. We used to joke in my old band The Missing Trio that if we consumed such a beverage, we would surely become, you know, famous, rich and good looking. Not to mention great [...]
11 October 2006
Posted by Mike Katzif
I might be a bit behind the curve on this one (in fact I know I am)… Somehow admist the static fallout of political talking heads following President Clinton’s appearance on Fox News a few weekends ago, I missed this long commentary of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. While everyone else (ahem..Fox News…) was spewing rhetoric [...]
so i went to Built to Spill last night at the 930 Club …here is some reactions and observations:
1) opening band Camper Van Beethoven was painfully terrible. a bevvy of guitar wankery and overabundance of FORTE!!! rocking without dynamics. somehow the crowd seemed into this shite and apparantly this band has been [...]
3 October 2006
Posted by Aryn Crowley
I saw clap your hands say yeah! last night. some thoughts.
takka takka - weak sauce.
architecture in helsinki - pleasant surprise, this was one of those bands that I had heard the name of for years (from the KSU archie kids ) but never quite listened to. They were quite spastic, but put on [...]
As an aspiring music critic and musician, I have been hard at work sending out a pitch here and there to get my name and fame. Well I can now say I have something published, in the form of NPR’s Song of the Day, the daily music feature on NPR’s website. Hopefully there [...]