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Working For the Skin Trade: Post-Imperial Funk

As a massive fan of the Notorious era, last week’s resurrection of “Skin Trade” had me feeling chills thanks to fans sharing their concert clips. So, this week, I’m sharing this Notorious piece I wrote a few years back. Velvet Rebel In 2010, Pitchfork contributor Tom Ewing helped define the concept of imperial phases as it applies to popular music. …

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Sticks and Picks

Sticks Okay, so if you got me into a dark corner of a bar and supplied me with a vodka tonic or two, I’d probably admit that the one memorabilia item I don’t have but would really LOVE, is just one of Roger’s drumsticks. Whoops. Turns out I don’t need a vodka tonic at all today for a true confession. …