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“SOMETHING ABOUT THE BABY”: THE MANDALORIAN, EPISODES 1 & 2

CONFESSIONS OF A VERY CASUAL STAR WARS FAN I refuse to learn the lingo. I can’t keep track of the timelines. Even after consulting fan websites my mind refuses to tether the information from page…

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE-COLORADO: TRACK BY TRACK

INTRO JONI MITCHELL ONCE SANG “WE HAVE TO get ourselves back to the garden.” Since the early 1970s her Canadian compatriot Neil Young will say to himself: “I have to get back to the garage.”…

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“SLOW TROLL COMING, PART 2”: KANYE WEST, “JESUS IS KING” (THE ALBUM)

THREE TAKEAWAYS AND A BONUS CITATION CONCERNING JESUS IS KING” Hopefully I can avoid the unpardonable sin of blasphemy, but there’s a reason I’ve chosen only three topics. I. THE FATHER The Gospel-Blues is the…

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“SLOW TROLL COMING, PART 1(THE PREAMBLE): KANYE WEST, JESUS IS KING”

DEARLY BELOVED, ALLOW ME TO TROLL YOU The opening phrase is Biblical. i.e., it refers to the Holy Bible, especially the New Testament. It was a greeting the first Christians used to one another, especially…

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WHERE DOES NORMAN FUCKING ROCKWELL RANK AMONG THE LANA DEL REY DISOGRAPHY? AND DOES IT MATTER?

LANA DEL REY NORMAN FUCKING ROCKWELL!(2019) THE PREMISE Spend a week with any new musical release and you should have some idea of what it’s about–and what it means to you. Of its merits and…

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“TURNTABLE TUESDAY”: LANA DEL REY, “LOOKING FOR AMERICA”

A “SINGLE GOING STEADY” COLUMN FORGETTABLE AND LIMPID, BUT PROBABLY to be expected from one of America’s self-proclaimed pop “sweethearts.” Written in response to another spate of American mass shootings and dashed off so quickly…

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