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2004 Stories by Scott Faingold

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  • Merritt Badge

    published December 9, 2004

    "The nocturnes of dead musicians lull the cities sunk in endless slumber." -- Andre Breton, The Magnetic Fields, 1919 "The stars are... More >>

  • Thumb's Up

    published October 7, 2004

    How very un-Houston. There's construction going on near Allen's Landing on Commerce Street, and it doesn't have much to do with commerce. The... More >>

  • Daddy Dearest

    published September 30, 2004

    Considering its sublimely profane, attention-grabbing title, Nick Flynn's highly praised new memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck... More >>

  • A Salty Salute

    published September 30, 2004

    I might even wind up a rock 'n' roll god / It might turn into a steady job -- the Kinks, "Top of the Pops" In 1994, a rock and roll god... More >>

  • Queen Drama

    published September 9, 2004

    What's more exciting than a group of Anna Nicole Smith imitators? Anna Nicole Smith herself, of course. But you don't have to choose -- both Anna... More >>

  • Life Row

    published August 19, 2004

    Sweat equity is a real-estate principle by which would-be owners of property can perform renovations in return for lower prices. When she was a... More >>

  • Back in the Saddle

    published August 5, 2004

    In 1988, Toronto's Cowboy Junkies briefly collided with the big time when their sloe-eyed reimagining of the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane"... More >>

  • Sticking With It

    published July 29, 2004

    Thomas appears at 8 p.m. Friday, July 30. Red Cat Jazz Café, 924 Congress. For information, call 713-922-0104 or visit More >>

  • Beyond Borders

    published July 15, 2004

    "How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age" opens at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, and runs through October 3. 5216 Montrose,... More >>

  • They Are Too the Boss of You

    published July 15, 2004

    They Might Be Giants are in an enviable position. Eighteen years into a recording career that has seen their evolution from indie label fledglings... More >>

  • Novel Approach

    published July 1, 2004

    A good Renaissance man is hard to find, but with the emergence of 29-year-old New Orleans... More >>

  • Arts Grant

    published June 24, 2004

    "Ain't we lucky we got 'em?" The theme song from Good Times is more powerful than you might think. Did you know that one of the... More >>

  • Size Matters

    published June 17, 2004

    Just because an idea isn't capable of sustaining a full-length, deluxe, two-hour extravaganza doesn't mean it's worthless. The problem with short... More >>

  • Sudden Movement

    published June 10, 2004

    Artistic movements can be recognized rather than consciously forged. For instance, a few decades back when Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein first... More >>

  • Twisted Toon

    published June 3, 2004

    Like elaborate doodles on the back of a spiral pad springing to kinetic, pugnacious life, Bill Plympton's animated films have always... More >>

  • The Great Pretender

    published May 27, 2004

    "Bonnie Prince Charlie" was the nickname of 18th-century Scottish nobleman Charles Edward Stuart, who died drunk in France after being exiled by... More >>

  • Azita and Carina Round

    published May 27, 2004

    The popular myth of a cohesive entity known collectively as "the female artist" is put to the test by these two new releases. Carina Round and... More >>

  • The Right Stuff

    published May 13, 2004

    The "boy band" phenomenon is often reflexively dismissed as being just the most recent flash in a very lame pan. However, there are heretics who... More >>

  • Bonnie "Prince" Billy

    published April 22, 2004

    In the early '90s, young Louisville, Kentucky, native Will Oldham abandoned a promising career as an actor (he had appeared as the feckless boy... More >>

  • I'm a Loser, Baby

    published January 29, 2004

    It's no cakewalk being America's Funnyman. Just ask Neil Hamburger. "These people are degenerate gamblers," he says, speaking about the... More >>

  • Guided By Voices

    published January 15, 2004

    Guided By Voices appears Friday, January 16, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease. Brian Jonestown Massacre opens. For more information, call... More >>

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