Could Soundpool end up being Brian Wilson’s favorite shoegazer band?
Recently, there has been debate over whether DJ’s can, in fact be considered legitimate musicians or musical artists. Since I’ve begun to do a little DJ’ing recently, and have also played musical instruments and taken music lessons, I feel that I can speak to this issue.
It’s not hard to imagine why the prosecutors would release such sordid details, but why have news outlets taken to these details like a dog rolling in something fetid?
I went to a number of punk shows when I was in college. I listen to very little punk nowadays—when I do, I usually grow tired of it after about ten minutes. But I've never grown tired of the Minutemen--indeed I listen to them now more than before. They did not fit the stereotype of spiked, pierced and leather-clad punk rockers (which usually wasn’t accurate anyway), they were just three regular guys from San Pedro who played a high-octane mix of punk, funk, jazz and folk.