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Dave Q, ladies and gentlemen.

12.28.05 @ 04:01 PM EST [link]


"In ways, Berlin exists best as an option, a potential energy. It's the Schrödinger's cat of hype, always both dead and alive, as long as no one looks inside the box." --> here

12.24.05 @ 04:02 AM EST [link]


Little review by me of a book about Morrissey, just released in the US, in the Voice

12.20.05 @ 05:04 AM EST [link]


One of my all-time favorite critics, Jerry Saltz, has a beautiful essay on the art of criticism in the Voice this week. It's very much worth reading.

12.18.05 @ 04:42 AM EST [link]


Stylus interviewed me recently for "The Aesthetics of Pop," a new series of conversations with music critics. Go here to listen to the podcast. I mean stycast. Or something.

12.16.05 @ 05:30 PM EST [link]


In addition to the ol' freelancing hustle, I'm now the NYC managing editor of Flavorpill, a weekly city guide to arts and culture. Here's the first issue with me at the decks.

12.13.05 @ 04:53 PM EST [link]

rex the dog
...will be playing NYC on New Year's Eve!

12.11.05 @ 03:01 PM EST [link]






12.11.05 @ 03:12 AM EST [link]


Go read David Byrne's awesome blog. He's been updating it regularly, and it's really heady stuff.

In this recent interview, Byrne was asked: "If the world was to end tomorrow and you had one last meal, what would it be?" His oddly virtuous response: "Fresh fish, grilled w/ lemon and olive oil, spinach, brussels sprouts, white wine." Brussels sprouts!

12.05.05 @ 03:10 AM EST [link]


...and there's only so much you can think about repetition before Mark E. Smith's leathery, wrinkled visage starts floating above your eyeballs.

12.02.05 @ 08:52 PM EST [link]

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