From 2013. Grantland was too good for this world (most of the time). Steven Hyden puts out some really good stuff. The fact that I can’t type the word “intervention” without hearing Win Butler tells you two things: 1) like Butler and Hyden, I’m a man of a certain age, and 2) (perhaps) like both … Continue reading Rockstars and Whetstones and SSRIs: Steven Hyden, the 90s, and Other Things
A new piece by Steven Hyden sets out to say I won’t love the new Killers record, but convinces me I will. I like the Imagine Dragons set-up of the Battle Born review, but by the time I got to the Grizzly Bear portion, I’d forgotten that half the piece was supposed to be about … Continue reading A new piece by Steven Hyden sets out to say I won’t love the new Killers record, but convinces me I will.
I don’t agree with all of Hyden’s conclusions in this piece (and I’m certainly no Rush expert), but isn’t this a fantastic piece of writing?: Resentment was very good to Corgan when he invented the original incarnation of Smashing Pumpkins and made it the biggest band of alt-rock’s last, lurching stand in the mid-’90s. It … Continue reading Steven Hyden’s Look At Billy Corgan
From 2014: I’m trying to write a new post about depression and doubt. One does not do this without referencing Leonard Cohen and Ernest Hemingway. I looked up some old posts for reference, only to find that I’d written this almost a year ago to the day: https://chriscocca.com/2013/02/08/rockstars-and-whetstones-and-ssris-steven-hyden-and-a-bunch-of-other-stuff/ I can’t say that my medical situation … Continue reading Doubt, Depression, Dread-Mornings of the Soul
I somehow missed this Klosterman/Gallagher Grantland interview from last fall but Noel’s in great form as usual. Timely for our purposes in the context of my recent suggestion, prompted by a Klosterman quote, that Axl Rose and Noel Gallagher cut some tracks together. A.V. Club’s Steven Hyden explores the place of Be Here Now in … Continue reading Chuck Klosterman on Noel Gallagher; Me and “Be Here Now”