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Friday Foto: Rage King

Two photos from lower Manhattan:

posted 26 February 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #58: Paul Carrack, “Don’t Shed a Tear”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) Three ways to look at Paul Carrack’s career: (1) He’s a second-tier Brit singer for hire, working with middlebrow acts that ranged from the good (Squeeze) to the craptastic (Mike + the Mechanics). (2) All those painful collaborations with Roger Waters and Don Felder just subsidized Carrack’s secret […]

posted 25 February 2010 in 1988. 7 comments

Friday Foto: Flipwalk #48

Never let it be said I don’t finish what I start: this is the last photo in the flipwalk project. I’ve been working on this for almost six years–admittedly, with some long gaps along the way. As usual, the above is just a teaser image; for the full picture and the story of how I […]

posted 19 February 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown: Commercial Break #17

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) A scrap of paper isolated on a black screen has the single typed word “sexy.” It’s followed by two quick flashes of dancing bodies–a little bit of skin, and a whole lot of fringe. Then we get a closeup on a light-skinned black woman, speaking with a British […]

posted 17 February 2010 in 1988. 5 comments

Apolo Mission

Eight years ago, right after the Salt Lake City Olympics, I interviewed short-track speed skater Apolo Ohno, providing some text to go along with a fashion spread. He was a friendly guy, showing off his medals to everyone at the Rolling Stone photo shoot–and the teeth mark from where he bit the gold medal to […]

posted 16 February 2010 in Articles. no comments yet

Friday Foto: On the Wall

Another picture atop the surprisingly battered Great Wall of China:

posted 12 February 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

Son of Sam I Am

Another excerpt from the Andy Warhol Diaries: Saturday, July 16, 1977 Son of Sam is still out on the loose, and that’s an old-style crime–notes to the police, an M.O., killer on the loose, all that. People seem sort of happy to see a pattern. Son of Sam is nostalgia, almost.

posted 10 February 2010 in Excerpts. no comments yet

God of Thunder

Gene Simmons has always been one of rock’s leading pitchmen: during the Super Bowl yesterday, he just happened to be pushing Dr. Pepper instead of a variety of Kiss-related merchandise. I was reminded of a “Rites of Passage” back-page interview I did with him for Details back in 1998, where he displayed his intelligence and […]

posted 8 February 2010 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Flipwalk #47

I’ve been working on the flipwalk project for almost six years now. The first time I left my house with a coin and a camera was back in July 2004: I walked for an hour, then stopped and took pictures of where I had ended up. I wasn’t sure what I had started, but it […]

posted 5 February 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #59: Huey Lewis and the News, “Perfect World”

A jaunty beat, a bunch of white guys on a peach-colored rooftop, and a closeup on a pair of zebra-print shoes: why, it’s Huey Lewis and the News! Huey Lewis was still having hits in 1988? Apparently so–and this wasn’t even his last top-forty single. Unlike countdown last-gaspers Pat Benatar and Kenny Loggins, he had […]

posted 4 February 2010 in 1988. 4 comments