The other day I was doing some research on the bankruptcy of Borders. Most of what I found was the same string of repeated facts: they had poor management, they couldn’t compete with Amazon, their music section was going under because everyone buys off itunes now – normal economic problems for a corporation. While [...]
Rat Girl, A Memoir By Kristin Hersh Penguin Books, paperback If you’ve ever heard Kristin Hersh (of Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave) sing, you probably remember her voice. It’s burnt and odd and ragged round the edges, an ugly-pretty thing that pushes against the lower registers and struggles breathily upwards. Her voice is [...]
By all accounts, Some Kind of Wonderful was a smash success. It received nearly unanimous praise and blew up rap blogs like wildfire. Soon, Hope was traveling across the country, hitting circuits, showcases, and sharing the stage with nationally known stars.
Hope had arrived