Matt Cartsonis


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  • 27 years ago | Music News

    Despite what Sting or Paul Simon might have you think, world music doesn't have to be the pretentious sound of cultural colonialism. Here's Poi Dog Pondering member Dave Crawford's assessment of the form: "I think the best music comes from clashin...

  • 28 years ago | Music News

    No matter what the American Express ads or the Nashville Network might tell you, there isn't really a person named Randy Travis. Sure, there is something out there called Randy Travis. It's taking the country by storm, playing rootsy country music...

  • 28 years ago | Music News

    Almost three decades ago, Delbert McClinton showed John Lennon the harmonica licks for the No. 1 Beatles hit "Love Me Do." McClinton was in England to play harp for an obscure figure named Bruce Channel, and the way he tells it in a recent phone i...

  • 28 years ago | Visual Arts

    "I just think that there are lots and lots of ways to make art, and there just aren't any rules about how to do it. And that anytime somebody tries to make rules about it, it's a terrible mistake." Judging from Laurie Anderson's reputation as an a...

  • 28 years ago | Music News

    BORN YESTERDAY Ten albums from the Sixties and Seventies that sounded better in the Eighties: 1. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO The Velvet Underground & Nico (MGM/Verve, 1967). While everyone else was doing peace and love in 1967, Lou Reed and John...

  • 28 years ago | Music News

    1. PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION Around the World in a Day (Paisley Park, 1985). Prince thought he was making Sgt. Pepper II and forgot he was the world's premier funkateer. Then again, whenever Prince stepped out of character--witness his acting--it ...


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