In honor of Record Store Day (which I imagine the GOP wants to get rid of), I've compiled my own fairly random list of top ten album covers. The criteria was simple: I'd hang it on my wall. . . if I hung record jackets on my wall. Enjoy!
Soundgarden announced a summer tour that will bring the 90's grunge band back together to tour North America for the first time in 15 years.
'The Princess of Montpensier,' about courtly intrigue in 16th-century France, is finely drawn and slightly bland.
In the psychological thriller 'The Double Hour,' an ex-cop and chambermaid meet at a dating club and hit it off, only to have tragedy strike.
'The Conspirator' is a courtroom drama about Mary Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer accused of helping to plot Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
As the USSR collapses, ‘My Perestroika’ follows its upheaval on five Russian children coming of age.
Saturday is Record Store Day, an occasion to give thanks to the socially challenged luddites and misfits who are bravely and somewhat foolishly keeping the big 12-inchers alive and rotating from coast to coast! Huzzah! And Gabba Gabba Hey, y'all! I confess without shame that, many years ago as an art student, I spent most of my tuition money at one such hot, dusty vinyl den, Aron Records on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood, Calif. It was in Aron's burgeoning bins of advance DJ copies (50 cents each) that I discovered a young, wildly talented Elton John, stumbled upon the great Ry Cooder and the criminally underrated Little Feat, fell hard for Dusty Springfield, and built my voluminous Monk collection. And that was just my first semester. As you might imagine, I've unearthed a few treasures over the years at Aron, Rhino Records, and other favorite haunts. Here are five gems that you'll never see warping in the sun at a garage sale at my house.
A Christian Science perspective: Life isn't about the "if only" of the past or the future; it's actually about only now.
American Idol recap: The two remaining girls (Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina) avoided elimination. Idol original Kelly Clarkson sang. But the Paul McDonald American Idol Adventure is over.
Jamie Oliver had smashing successes in England and Huntington, W. Va., where he has hosted his 'Food Revolution' show in past seasons. This season he's in LA, and the city has yet to embrace him. Will a dejected Jamie Oliver give up on the City of Angels?
After four decades on television, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are being canceled. A long-time viewer of both blogs on the significance that TV soaps can have on viewers.
American Idol contestants were eager to prove they earned their rightful spots in the final eight. But on Wednesday's American Idol, the closest proof was Casey Abrams's cover of a Nat King Cole song.