Joanna Newsom, The Milk-Eyed Mender
Joanna Newsom begins her shows by approching the front of the stage, gazing out to the back of the crowd and then clapping in rhythm until the audience joins her.
Hitch rises above a seemingly formulaic plot to ultimately become a funny and enjoyable film in the middle of Hollywood's dead season.
Will Smith plays Alex Hitchens, dating superhero, sworn to protect men from their own bad habits, poor taste and insecurity.
Jane Austin started it. Helen Fielding's modernized it. Now, director Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham) has taken the novel Pride and Prejudice (as well as women's perpetual lust for Mr. Darcy) and injected some good ol' Bollywood in it.
Any good musician wakes up in the morning with this thought in his head: "Today, I'm going to write the greatest song in the world." This mantra is what drives anyone in the business.
But, when Seal wakes up in the morning, he says, "Today, I'm going to write the greatest song in the world.
The story of Tommy Stinson might just shape the way music-lovers handle telemarketers forever.
The one-time Replacements bassist and current solo artist recently made some easy cash selling toner over the phone for a major telemarketing company.
As far as movies are concerned, the first few months of any year always suck. Since major studios tend to release their Oscar contenders in the summer and fall, all they can serve the hungry nerds now are mere table scraps.
Out of the Shadow
On the wacky and feel-good "Kicking the Heart Out," Zach Rogue sings, "If music is my lover, you are just a tease." Judging from most of the lyrics on the Bay Area band's debut, Rogue has a witty and biting sense of humor.