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2002 Stories by John Anderson

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  • Second Chants

    published December 26, 2002

    Okay, so your depraved decadent lifestyle just hit a low point last night on New Year's Eve, and now you're nursing a mean hangover and you're... More >>

  • No Loss of Innasense

    published October 31, 2002

    Showtime at Mango's on Ocean Drive. A few moments before six on a Thursday evening, the reggae band once known as Innasense is milling about the... More >>

  • The Last Amtrak

    published September 12, 2002

    "Hi! This is Amtrak. I'm Julie! I invite you --" "Agent!" I yell into the phone. "--to visit our Website More >>

  • Doin' It with LL

    published June 20, 2002

    For LL Cool J, or Ladies Love Cool James, the man who made the terry cloth fishing hat into de rigueur streetwear, the hits just kept a-coming.... More >>

  • TLM Drain

    published June 20, 2002

    Ah, to be young and over it already. It's an old story: Talented local musician makes a serious stab at success in the biz, only to play his... More >>

  • Modern Love

    published June 6, 2002

    With songs like "Martian Martians," "I'm a Little Aeroplane," and "Abominable Snowman in the Market," it's hard to believe that troubadour... More >>

  • Props for Pop

    published May 9, 2002

    here's a story of a jazz saxophone player, one of the great avant-garde tenors, who was approached after a concert in Europe a few years back by a... More >>

  • Catch It Live!

    published May 9, 2002

    When a musician cites influences as diverse as the poetry of William Blake, the country blues of Sleepy John Estes, and the field recordings of... More >>

  • O Superwoman

    published May 2, 2002

    Is Laurie Anderson the coolest chick on the planet? Not only has she thrived all these years with her artistic integrity intact, but she's done it... More >>

  • Sounds Like SoBe

    published April 25, 2002

    From this Miami Beach office window, you can almost see the Sony building. For independent dance label SFP (Sounds For the People), this is about... More >>

  • Playing Is Praying

    published April 18, 2002

    If there's been one constant in the long and winding career of Turkish virtuoso Omar Faruk Tekbilek, it's his music, emphasis on his. From the... More >>

  • No More Resistance

    published March 28, 2002

    "Just when I was thinking of getting out of the business ... " begins Beres Hammond. Before he can finish a chorus of boos breaks in, letting the... More >>

  • Scientific Method

    published March 14, 2002

    Madam, my name is unimportant, and this is my wife, whose name is unimportant, and our two lovely children, whose names are... More >>

  • Wide Open Spaces

    published February 14, 2002

    If music is a journey, then John Abercrombie is a tour guide through a strange and wonderful land. A ride on the back of his guitar takes a... More >>

  • Tuba Love

    published January 31, 2002

    I feel like funkin' it up. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's the summer weather in the middle of January, or the hot sauce in my beans. Or more... More >>

  • Building Beats

    published January 24, 2002

    ue the song "Last Night" by the Strokes, a band with a jangly hard-driving punky sound everyone says is so New York -- sneering latter-day Lou... More >>

  • Envelope Please

    published January 10, 2002

    This is Danny Jessup: Danny of the one-liners, Dan of the local music scene, the man onstage with the microphone and a quip, the impresario, the... More >>

  • Catch It Live!

    published January 10, 2002

    Ever wonder what old Specials or Madness songs would sound like in Yiddish? Or hear a reggae memorial to those who died in the Holocaust? King... More >>

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