Paul Myers – “A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren in the Studio” (2010)

December 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm (Music, Reviews & Articles, Todd Rundgren)

A recent (Dec. 3rd) Crawdaddy! review by Ric Hickey of a brand new book on Todd Rundgren. I’m definitely looking forward to reading this…

Paul Myers has penned the definitive Todd Rundgren biography. Dispensing with the typically invasive biographical method of delving into a subject’s personal life, Myers here instead sticks to the real meat of the matter: The artist’s work. Dedicated solely to Rundgren’s music and production, the book is a much more intriguing and respectful biography than one could ever pen in the more traditional vein. Forgoing the need to supplant the text with salacious anecdotes and insidious speculation, Myers’ respectful approach is best exemplified by his decision to dedicate no more than a single paragraph to Rundgren’s tumultuous break-up with Bebe Buell.

Though Rundgren’s tongue had already taken up permanent residence in his cheek by the time he named his 1973 magnum opus A Wizard, A True Star, time has proven this moniker to be apt, accurate, and certainly suitable Read the rest of this entry »

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Aaron Sorkin – “In Her Defense, I’m Sure the Moose Had It Coming” (2010)

December 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm (Life & Politics, Reviews & Articles)

West Wing creator and Social Network screenplay writer Aaron Sorkin’s scathing attack on Sarah Palin’s recent caribou-killing antics on her “educational” TV show Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Taken from The Huffington Post, Dec. 8th…

“Unless you’ve never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation.”

You’re right, Sarah, we’ll all just go fuck ourselves now.

The snotty quote was posted by Sarah Palin on (like all the great frontier women who’ve come before her) her Facebook page to respond to the criticism she knew and hoped would be coming after she hunted, killed and carved up a Caribou during a segment of her truly awful reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, broadcast on The-Now-Hilariously-Titled Learning Channel.

I eat meat, chicken and fish, have shoes and furniture made of leather Read the rest of this entry »

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