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I almost wrote a college recommendation for Rivers Cuomo. Between Weezer and Pinkerton, he had decided to go back to college, and so he left me a voicemail asking if I would write him a recommendation for his Harvard application. We weren’t able to connect on the phone for a few hours, and by the […]

posted 4 June 2008 in Archives, Articles, Links. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #95: The Bangles, “In Your Room”

Another interview clip: all four Bangles sitting on a couch, not looking especially happy. “The idea you have in your head,” says guitarist Vicki Peterson, pointing to her head in case we’re not familiar with that part of her body, “is not going to get directly translated onto film. It just isn’t. There’s so many […]

posted 3 June 2008 in 1988. 3 comments

Accelerate This Way

Two short items by me went up in recent days on the Rolling Stone website: a review of R.E.M.’s show last week at the Hollywood Bowl and an item on Joe Perry writing the music for “Walk This Way” (part of the “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time” package). I am pleased to report […]

posted 2 June 2008 in Articles, Outside, Reviews. no comments yet