Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not;...– Calvin Coolidge
I don’t mind kids trying hard and cheating and lying to get to the top– Neil French, on scam ads created solely to win awards. What a scumbag. God, I hope he never had kids. At Spikes Asia Festival, Neil French Defends Scam Ads - Global News - Advertising Age
The Stranglers were always a problematic punk rock band - they were older and more musically proficient than the young, loud, and snotty crew, and their keyboard-driven sound had more to do with the Doors than the Damned. But as they prove here (in a Baz Warne-fronted incarnation, with Jet Black pushing 70 years old behind the drum kit) in 2007, that maturity of songwriting and musicianship in the...
My typical anti-hipster prejudices come alive with bands like White Rabbits. I can’t put a finger on why: They’re originally from Columbia, Missouri, hardly a mecca for cool, and seemingly far enough from Brooklyn to avoid the spread of hipster swine flu. But the Brooklyn bug bit these boys, and quicker’n you can drain a can of PBR, they’ve packed the U-Haul to Greenpoint...