BMW07 publication Stylus will be closing at the end of this month, as written about in the Observer and discussed on the magazine page. Read their "bluffer's guide" for a best of glimpse back into the archive.
Month of October, 2007
Danzig at the Nokia Theater on the Saturday before Halloween + two backstage passes, sounds pretty rad right? Well that was the situation for me last night with my dear friend J– who worships at the altar. We are divided - I believe Trent the lord of middle American darkness, perhaps because I do not body build. This might be a chicken and egg thing.
Oasis bravado + The Killers's "When You Were Young" melody = Bruce Springsteen's "You'll Be Comin' Down
Hey NYC area folks, save the date:
Monday, November 12, 2007 at 7pm
Best Music Writing 2007 Reading featuring:
The idea of an independent organization of investigative journalists publishing freelance to mainstream media would have been unthinkable 10 years ago, but now the world is ready and perhaps in need for Pro Publica.
Among the many things I loved in my time living in LA was driving by MacArthur Park, and no not really just because of Jimmy Webb. I spent a lot of time at the downtown library, and would drive past MacArthur Park on my leisurely way home, always stopping to watch some goings on in the heavily used public space sitting among gorgeous 1930s highrise apartments decked with multi-story neon signs.
This is a great Slate piece focusing on the cult of access, the ever evolving world of well-handled "public figures" and the handlers who make them so. Music journalism is far from exempt in this game, and the cover is one such place where mags get access in trade for censored or artist controlled stories.