Posts Tagged ‘Lester Bangs’

By Hans Ebert Someone recently asked me why I write. We were talking about the impact of social media on society today and how, to her, everyone is a writer. If so, everyone is a writer that no one really reads. It’s all just verbiage now that everyone has the opportunity to have their say [...]

By Hans Ebert Back in the day- and these days, more and more of us are going back to those days because, well, it was where everything that actually meant anything, especially music- Rock fans couldn’t wait to get their hands on the latest issue of Rolling Stone. There was Crawdaddy, Creem and the Village [...]

  It’s been swift in more ways than one- the rise and rise of fabulously popular and successful singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, 25, who’s gone from being almost a serial “dumpee” whose queue of short-lived romances have led to a series of Big Hurt songs, to now being hailed as something like the Joan Of Arc [...]

“Back in the day”, many of us bought records- wonderfully packaged vinyl records like all the effort and creativity that went into Small Faces’ “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake”- not only because of the artists, but because of the producers involved, the arrangers, the session musicians, the photographers who made those album covers come alive, the [...]

On one hand the tributes for Lou Reed still keep pouring in and on the other hand, the world- or is it only a paid-for perception?- is all-twitter about the wedding of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. I can’t say I was a huge fan of Lou Reed though respected what he brought to rock [...]

Before the Christmas holidays, I went  from reading Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Songs of 2010 to watching the YouTube video by Hong Kong singer-songwriter Robynn Yip where she sings a cover of the Bruno Mars hit, “Just The Way You Are”. Both were nice in their own bland ways- and, like most things in the [...]