Sunday, October 19, 2003

Odds & ends:

Jane's Addiction's "Just Because" is still a killer, roaring and head-faking you like the best Zep.

For the second issue in a row, I find myself recommending Rolling Stone. It's their "Women Who Rock" issue, with Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, and Eve on the cover, but the single-page features on those three women aren't why you should pick this up. I mentioned the story Touré wrote about Lauryn Hill last week, but there's also a great rant by Michael Moore about the connections between Bush and the Bin Laden family, and most of all, a superb, long piece by Jancee Dunn on Dolly Parton. I'd excerpt it, but don't want to spoil the fun; suffice it to say there's more than one laugh-out-loud moment in the profile.

Until Mandy Moore covered it for her new record Coverage (in stores now!), I'd never figured out the line in Joan Armatrading's "Drop the Pilot" which follows the title exhortation. It's "Drop the pilot/Try my balloon." [Of course, the next line is "Drop the monkey/Smell my perfume." Armatrading sure has a way with words.]

I heart Yahoo! groups. Yeah, there's thousands and thousands covering a myriad of interests, but I like 'em for their natural purpose: providing free pornographic photos to the world. God bless you, Al Gore, for inventing the internet.

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