"Gonna make you, make you, make you notice"
“There’s only one person who could make drummer Martin Chambers cut his ties to the chain gang once and for all. And until Chrissie Hynde, the alley-cat queen of the Pretenders, says it’s so, best not to stray too far. “‘For the moment, she’s still a priority in my life,’ said Chambers in a phone interview following a recent band practice. ‘And God...
Inauguration 2009: "We're off to see the wizard!"
“On the morning of the Inauguration, I wake up at 5am to Danny’s cell phone alarm. It’s Roger Daltrey of The Who, screaming his triumphant scream near the end of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again.’ Eee-YEAHHH! There are six people sleeping on the floor around me, fellow travelers, and the couple’s cat is tucked into the crook of my knee. Obama’s swearing-in is six hours away, but it’s time...
Andy Friedman & the Other Failures, "Weary Things"
“The last year was a rough one for urban cowboys in New York City. First, Robert ‘The Naked Cowboy’ Burck sued Mars Incorporated, manufacturer of M&Ms, after a blue M&M appeared on billboards similarly dressed in white briefs and a bucket hat. Then, Johnny Utah’s—a Manhattan bar that boasts the borough’s only mechanical bull—found itself staring down the horns of a pair...
"Artists and teachers struggle with Kaine's budget...
“[A]s part of Governor Tim Kaine’s October 9 budget cuts, state funds for VCA were reduced by 15 percent, and the Virginia Arts Foundation fund has been frozen…” C-VILLE Weekly January 6, 2009