Tag Archives: Justin Bieber

Watching the legacy of CBGB unwind into nothingness on the big screen

I know I should be supportive of the new indie film about the infamous Bowery bar CBGB, as it has the potential to introduce a whole new generation to the music of Television, the Ramones, the Talking Heads, and all the other punk and new wave bands that came into being there in the mid-1970s, […]

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I would have rather waken up this morning and seen the headline “Lou Reed torn apart by baboons” than have seen this…

I’m trying to tell myself that it’s good that he’s still trying new things, but, Jesus Christ, this is so much worse than anything that I could have imagined. I mean, holding concerts for dogs is one thing – at least I could kind of justify that as performance art – but I’m finding it […]

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What PBS and NPR funding cuts would mean at home

As you know, the Republicans, using the excuse of the federal deficit, are suggesting that we defund PBS and NPR. Like me, you’ve probably signed petitions and written to your elected officials, telling them how much you value Sesame Street and Frontline in a world run rampant with the likes of Justin Bieber and Glenn […]

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Goodbye Captain Beefheart

There are rumors flying around the internet today that two influential musical giants have died – Justin Bieber and Captain Beefheart. Sadly, one is real. My heart goes out this morning to the entire Beefheart family. Here, in tribute, is Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain” from his book, Leaves of Grass, published in 1900. […]

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