Import Zone – Column

July 23, 2003

With all of the fuss about the movie Bend It Like Beckham, one might be curious about the debut solo album by David Beckham’s wife and former member of The Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham.

Adventures in the MP3.Community – Column

May 16, 2003

Artists from around the world put their music on mp3.com in hopes it will lead to their big break. Every month, I will scour mp3.com for the most unique and entertaining acts. The good, the bad, and the really, really, really bad will be taken in and reviewed.

Selections From Jon Bon Jovi’s Journals – Fiction

April 18, 2003

Jon Bon Jovi filled dozens of notebooks, journals, diaries and cocktail napkins with song lyrics and his thoughts on music, fame, hair spray, and money. The following selections from the journals of Jon Bon Jovi.

Underground Station – Column

April 18, 2003

Ever since Robert Crumb and Justin Green, there’s been a glut of young artists sure that we want to read their personal anecdotes of growth. Summer Blonde captures issues #5 through #8 of Adrian Tomine’s personal comic, Optic Nerve, and looks to be a blockbuster.

Import Zone – Column

April 18, 2003

Festival is the fourth album by Italy’s Paola & Chiara and it’s a fantastic celebration of life, love, and various genres of music you probably wouldn’t expect to find on the same album.

Coroner’s Corner – Contamination – Column

April 18, 2003

The way Contamination begins, you’d swear you were watching the beginning of Fulci’s Zombie. The same New York waterway… the same unresponsive boat. Both films even have the same hero: Ian McCulloch.

Coroner’s Corner – The Prowler – Column

January 3, 2003

The Prowler is absolutely disgusting… I love it. Every death scene has been extended from what I remember, and blood explodes by the gallon. Nothing is implied, you see it all.

Import Zone – Column

January 3, 2003

The Cardigans’ vocalist Nina Persson released an untitled solo album under the moniker A Camp in 2001. It has yet to be released Stateside, but the UK release isn’t terribly hard to find and is certainly worth hunting down if you’re a fan of her distinctive voice.

Underground Station – Column

January 3, 2003

The owner of Knockabout Publishing, Tony Bennett (don’t start) is one of the brighter, more capable editors in the business alongside Ron Turner of Last Gasp, Denis Kitchen of the late Kitchen Sink, and the Fantagraphics gang.

Garbage Pail – Fake Band Names Dealing with Religion – Column

January 3, 2003

With Christian Rock being “so big,” and everyone from sports stars and award-accepting actors to politicians name-dropping the Big G, here’s a sampling of religion-oriented band/album names I came up with: Communal Whine, The Highway to Hellmen, Pinhead Angels, Virgin Mary Stripshow…

Understation Station – Column

November 8, 2002

While coffee is its excuse for formation, much of the magazine always feature cutting edge people like Rick Geary, Peter Kuper, and Keith Knight, folks who otherwise get seen nationally and have something to say with a twist.

Coroner’s Corner – Column

November 8, 2002

Giallo means yellow, which was the dust jacket cover of a genre of lurid mystery novels that thrilled Europeans in the ’60s and ’70s. These stories were famous for their twists, quirky characters, suspense and more importantly, their controversial doses of sex and violence.

Import Zone – Column

November 8, 2002

It’s appropriate that there’s an airplane on the cover of Panavision, the second album from the Montréal trio Lili Fatale, because it’s all over the place, jumping from genre to genre sometimes within the context of a single song.

Ozz-fête – An “interview” with Ozzy Osbourne – Fiction

November 8, 2002

World famous music/fashion/theatre/ film critic Jean-Paul Bavard met with America’s favorite TV dad/heavy metal singer, Ozzy Osbourne, at a posh café in Hollywood. They discuss Ozzy’s hit MTV show, Ozzfest, his solo recording career and days with Black Sabbath, and the impending death that one day awaits us all.

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