May 27, 2004

Erasing Clouds gives credit to 20 underrated hip-hop albums.

Listen to Jeff Mangum's 2002 WFMU radio shows (realaudio) and browse the playlists.

John Powers delves into famous writers' first novels for LA Weekly.

Jeffrey Eugenides examines Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

"Armed only with a guitar and his sandpaper drawl, Hood offers a dozen rootsy, folksy arguments for his emergence as the successor-apparent to the thorny crown of Steve Earle," Atlanta's Creative Loafing gushes over Patterson Hood's Killers & Stars.

Thom defines fair use as it pertains to mp3 blogs, and also creates a large list of such blogs. Stop by and join the discussion.

The Boise Weekly espouses reading the book versus seeing the movie.

"The Killers take those two pop staples - a killer [ahem] hook, and reams of frustrated, woe-is-me angst - and staple them together with no small amount of confidence. Singing about jealousy, murder accusations and that ever-reliable subject, the misery of love, they nick Stellastarr*'s pop suss, forthrightly stripping it of all irony and intentional camp." Drowned in Sound is impressed by The Killers' Hot Fuss.

Sleater-Kinney plays Jukebox Jury with Seattle Weekly.

The Broward-PB New Times pays tribute to bad music and the public who (secretly) loves it.

A Bob Hund show has been seeded at Sharing the Groove If you don't know who Bob Hund is, #1: shame on you; #2: start at their website (I want one of their dog smoking the pipe t-shirts, they are very cool).

Posted by david on May 27, 2004

Thank you greatly for the link to Jeffery Eugenides' article on Wilde's "Picture of Dorian Gray." It's one of my favourite novels (if not THE favourite). I understand Eugenides being taken in by the sound of language more than the meaning upon his first reading of the novel, for me, it was the beauty of the prose. Wilde's wit and candor still manages to get a smirk out of me upon each subsequent reading.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Keener on May 29, 2004 12:46 AM
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