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2001 Stories by Serene Dominic

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  • Haul the Dreck

    published December 20, 2001

    In this threatened Yuletide of 2001, it's comfort items that are shaping up to be the season's big sellers. Fluffy slippers. Bubble bath lotion.... More >>

  • Oto So Far

    published December 6, 2001

    For Chrissakes, you wouldn't buy a car without first dialing in the radio. And you wouldn't rent an apartment without asking if it came with its... More >>

  • Famous and Tired

    published November 29, 2001

    "Success is a wonderful thing but it is very, very tiring."That was yawnin' Sir George Martin, recalling how battle-fatigued The Beatles were... More >>

  • HIStory Repeats Itself. Again?

    published November 22, 2001

    You're in the check-out line at the supermarket. There are two TV Guides with Michael Jackson on the cover; which Michael do you buy? The... More >>

  • W.O.M.B. With a View

    published November 1, 2001

    When Stanley Kowalski mumbled, "What are you, a bunch of queens or something?" in A Streetcar Named Desire, he wasn't fixing to pay his... More >>

  • Dirty Deeds

    published October 25, 2001

    After New Times ran a feature last year focusing on four of the biggest-drawing tribute bands in the Valley, their audiences grew. Even... More >>

  • Loud, White and Blue

    published July 19, 2001

    Friends, be careful what you name your group . . . you just might get called that one day. Anyone who's tried coming up with an irresistible... More >>

  • Neil Young

    published June 21, 2001

    The packaging for the rerelease of this 1982 West Berlin concert is designed to distract you from the fact that the show was staged in support of... More >>

  • Payne-Less

    published May 31, 2001

    Some say that it really isn't happening, that Less Pain Forever (a.k.a. Lush Budget Presents the Les Payne Product) isn't really leaving Arizona,... More >>

  • Cousteau

    published May 17, 2001

    There's a chapter missing from America's musical subconscious because we never embraced the Walker Brothers beyond a pair of brilliant ballads.... More >>

  • Comp Runamok

    published May 10, 2001

    In much the same way package tours prove it's possible to see Paris in a day ("People, we've got a half-hour in the Louvre, but if we blitz... More >>

  • The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

    published May 10, 2001

    What Life of Brian did for Jesus Christ, All You Need Is Cash does for the more popular Beatles. By the late '70s there had been... More >>

  • Once More, Mr. Nice Guy

    published April 19, 2001

    "I found a million dollar baby/In a five and ten cent store . . ." -- Billy Rose, 1931 In other nickel-and-dime news, this year, the... More >>

  • On the Couch

    published April 12, 2001

    Being a Big Blue Couch fan has been both a source of pride and frustration for a great many local music aficionados. Giving the group props on its... More >>

  • Pot Shots

    published March 8, 2001

    Do a little bit of arithmetic and you'll realize that rock photographer Henry Diltz has taken close to a million pictures. Thirty-plus years,... More >>

  • Fairy Warning

    published March 1, 2001

    In previous installments of this column, we've sufficiently covered the mail part of our equation -- how the music written and recorded by you... More >>

  • Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir

    published February 8, 2001

    Quick, name your favorite indoor arena. How about a midsize theater you'd frequent weekly regardless of what bands were on the bill? Now name the... More >>

  • Battery Power Trio

    published February 1, 2001

    "What the hell was the name of that band?"Nine Volt singer-songwriter Andy Mitchell is stumped. Sitting in a booth at downtown's Chez Nous... More >>

  • Nirvana: The Day By Day Eyewitness Chronicle

    published January 18, 2001

    When Kurt Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, cried to the Associated Press, "I told him not to join that stupid club," she wasn't talking about... More >>

  • Tally How

    published January 4, 2001

    It was a couple months back that a musician flagged us down at a club with his band's new CD in one hand and a list of gripes in the other.... More >>

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