The title of Lana Del Rey’s third album, Ultraviolence, initially appealed to me because of its reference to A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, one of my favorite novels. Like the book (and Kubrick’s excellent film adaptation), Lana Del Rey’s newest release is dark and poignant with an essence of the surreal. Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange in a form of Russian-influenced English, which is important for readers because it acts as a sort of barrier, or protective force, as the disturbing eve... [Read more]
With Spring Training now in the past, we've got a clear picture of the state of each team's roster. Here's a look at a special edition of power rankings -- as teach team is paired up with a song from an artist on tour in 2014 that best represents that team on Opening Day. [Read more]
Old fogeys have complained for years that the quality of rock and roll is trending downwards, but is this really true? This infographic by the clever people at Love My Vouchers should help explain the situation. Enjoy.
Fans were perplexed when the band refused to make a video for Black, another song from the album. Vedder explained that he felt that music videos robbed fans of the opportunity to “come up with [their] own visions.” I wanted to send him a letter and tell him not to bother. Apparently, without an MTV video, the average person isn't capable of coming up with an image to go with a song.
There is no question that Thanksgiving is all about the feast. What could be better than a roast turkey accompanied by stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce and followed by an irresponsible amount of pie? But between loaded forkfuls of green bean casserole or pumpkin cheesecake, you might notice that there are other things going on. At TL, we always have our eyes on the best in live entertainment, and Thanksgiving has a lot to offer in the way of music, sports, and theatre.
Now, ... [Read more]
(1) Multi-platinum recording artists have feelings, too. Just because artists like Britney Spears and Master P have millions of dollars, doesn't mean they don't feel the sting when people illegally share their music. Next time you don't pay for one of their albums, just remember that you are the reason that Lars Ulrich will have to wait a few months before he can afford that gold-plated shark-tank bar for his swimming pool. Shame. | Episode #105: Christian Rock Hard (Season 7, Episode 9)
(2) It... [Read more]
We’ve all been there. You’re cruising along in the car, windows down, radio blasting, everyone belting out a song like it’s an American Idol audition, when someone gets the words hilariously wrong.
It’s not entirely our fault, of course. Have you listened to Nirvana? Consider that thanks to Auto-Tune, actual singing talent isn’t even required to be a megastar anymore. Do you think diction is high on the priority list? And who has those handy little CD booklet... [Read more]