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1998 Stories by David Gofstein

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  • The Lonesome Picker Rides Yet Again

    published December 10, 1998

    Once upon a time, when the world was different, there were such things as pockets of popularity and regional stars. Contemporary radio and the... More >>

  • Forward to the Past

    published December 10, 1998

    Hang around long enough, and just about everything has a chance to be polished up for another shot at the spotlight. It was about 50 years ago... More >>

  • Spiked!!!

    published November 12, 1998

    Spike Jones died in 1965, but his orchestrations, which included sneezing, belching in tune, controlled hiccups and asthmatic wheezing, have not... More >>

  • Recordings

    published November 5, 1998

    R.E.M. Up (Warner Bros.) There's a moment on R.E.M.'s new album, Up (the band's 13th or 14th release, depending on whether you... More >>

  • Hank's Tank

    published November 5, 1998

    With apologies to James Brown, Henry Rollins is truly the hardest-working man in show business. The guy has never met a spare moment that he... More >>

  • Penn & Tellervision

    published November 5, 1998

    Just what do these guys think they are doing? That's the question that Penn & Teller bring to mind. Is it comedy, magic or performance art? Are... More >>

  • Gotta Lovett

    published October 15, 1998

    The new album Step Inside This House has Lyle Lovett singing a love song to his home state of Texas, or at least to many of the Lone Star State's... More >>

  • A Whirled Apart

    published October 15, 1998

    Whirling dervishes? That's one of those phrases that has somehow entered the language even though most folks have no idea of its meaning. The... More >>

  • Recordings

    published August 27, 1998

    Various artists There's Something About Mary (Capitol Records) The Farrelly brothers are carving out a unique niche for... More >>

  • Bobby! Herman! Davy! Screeeech!!!

    published August 6, 1998

    Here they come, walkin' down our street. Three of the grooviest guys who ever filled the pages of Tiger Beat. Blue-eyed Bobby Sherman, darling... More >>

  • Wind Bells and Pasta

    published July 16, 1998

    Something about Arizona brings out the rugged--or eccentric--individualist in people. It makes a certain kind of sense that the breeding ground of... More >>

  • Hil-Lehrer-ity

    published July 16, 1998

    Every now and then, Theatre Works departs from its standard practice of serving up audience-pleasing productions of mostly conservative faves, and... More >>

  • Pitching Distaff

    published July 9, 1998

    That oversize place everybody keeps calling BOB and its snaky home team may get all the press, but they ain't the only game in town. For a solid... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 2, 1998

    Brian Wilson Imagination (Giant Records) In the months leading up to the release of Brian Wilson's second solo album of new... More >>

  • Road Rave

    published June 4, 1998

    Since The Kingston Trio has been hitting America's highways--including a certain fabled stretch that passes through the great desert... More >>

  • Wanna Hear a Dirty Joke?

    published May 14, 1998

    Though Jackie Martling, a.k.a. "The Joke Man," may be best known as the head writer for The Howard Stern Show, when the weekends come, he works... More >>

  • Loudon Clear

    published April 9, 1998

    Write what you know--no one in popular music has ever taken this dictum more to heart than Loudon Wainwright III. For nearly 30 years, his cult of... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 26, 1998

    Natalie Imbruglia Left of the Middle (RCA Records) Natalie Imbruglia radiates star power. A common first reaction to the video... More >>

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