Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Cinch Review

September 11th, 2009

Who knew so many Manhattanites even owned American flags? (When it comes to posters or t-shirts of Che Guevara, no number would surprise me.) In the aftermath of the attack on September 11th, 2001, the stars and stripes were unfurled everywhere, and they stayed put for a long, long time. From huge displays on commercial edifices, pristine and beautiful flags on luxury doorman buildings, soon-to-fade paper facsimiles in apartment windows, to the flags that roared in the wind behind every fire truck that screamed by. Continue reading September 11th, 2009

Modern Times Bob Dylan

Tears of Rage: The Great Bob Dylan Audio Scandal

Modern Times Bob DylanAt the outset, I should say that I am no extreme hi-fi buff, in my own estimation; perhaps not even a moderate hi-fi buff. It’s well that I remember being a teenager and how intensely I enjoyed music, some of which I still listen to today, on some of the worst equipment imaginable: a monophonic compact cassette player that would eat up my precious tapes; an old portable mono phonograph with a buzzing speaker and a tendency of the arm to skip right down a perfect brand new album. Ah, my poor deprived childhood! It was a hellish effort just Continue reading Tears of Rage: The Great Bob Dylan Audio Scandal