AC Newman: "Take on" a-ha

This may seem like sacrilege to some, but one of my favorite ’80’s jams is being reworked for Starbucks on the Sweethearts compilation.  AC Newman of The New Pornographers’ fame, put an acoustic spin on new waver band, A-Ha’s “Take One Me”.  The tempo is slowed down to a crawl and the classic keyboard work […]


2007 Wrap-Up: 10 Albums In 2007

3 years ago, if you would have told me that I would be writing a 2007 Best of List that didn’t include a rap/hip-hop album, I would have probably spit beer in your face. I could go into a whole rant on why the current state of Hip-Hop didn’t allow me to praise the genre, […]


The New Pornographers: Taking All "Challengers"

The New Pornographers – Challengers 5/5 Narks 2007 has been the year of the reunion. From the Police to Rage Against the Machine, to Genesis and the Wu Tang Clan, bands are trying to recreate past magic for fans and frankly, one last run at a boat load of cash. One of the lesser-hyped reconciliations […]