Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Michelle Anthony- Ugly Side
I have a soft spot for old-fashioned meat-and-potatoes rock artists like Michelle Anthony. Her 2006 release frozenstarpalace references the Beatles, Tom Petty and Freedy Johnston. "Ugly Side" sounds an awful lot like Uncle Tupelo's "We've Been Had." And that's precisely why I like it.
The auction of premium seats to concerts by artists with affluent fan bases shouldn't bother me. But it just doesn't feel right. Here's an example.
The cool kids have been pondering the significance of Lil Mama. I suggested to a colleague yesterday that "Lip Gloss" might signal a new music revolution. Or maybe it's just a silly novelty song. It's probably both.