August 2nd, 2006

Sarcasm and glitter

A surfeit of links:

My Bob Dylan piece in Paste (though to get the paragraph breaks, you've got to see the newsstand copy; and I made a typo in one of his lyrics, left out the "well" in the line "Where the executioner's face is always well hidden"). Fans of Mark Sinker should note that--with his permission--I bite a line of his, uncredited.

(You need to scroll down to see the piece.) [UPDATE: Or you can just go here, where I finally posted it myself, with para breaks included and the "well" reinserted into "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall."]

An old Corina review that I decided to reprint. I don't really have an aesthetic--I like too many different things--but my Corina piece is as close as I've come to a statement of... not principles, but desires.

My Dixie Chicks piece in the Voice.

And finally, here's the URL for a new Website called Paper Thin Walls; it doesn't yet have any reviews by me, but will soon. August 1's "Answering Service" review is by Chuck. Also, note that Paper Thin Walls both streams and allows downloads for the songs it reviews (the download stays up for about a week).

http://www.paperthinwalls.com.