The first sort of classic poem I ever memorized was To Althea From Prison by Lovelace, the cavalier.
But as a Mancunian whose teens were set to a soundtrack of Oasis, Liam could have come out and played Wonderwall on his iPhone and I’d still think he was the coolest man alive. That's a great line from Stefan Kyriazis. As a Pennsylvanian whose teens were set to the same three albums, I know … Continue reading Liam in London
Noel Gallagher had a habit of writing great songs that most people (at least in the US) never really got a chance to hear. This one's called "I Will Believe." It's not on Definitely Maybe (I listened to that album about 100,000 times) but it's on the recent deluxe release. I love how you can … Continue reading 90s B-Side: I Will Believe
Last night, someone said "Wonderwall is 17 years old. Doesn't that make you feel old?" Nah. I was so much older then. It turns out you're never as old as you think, and years are way shorter than you're able to see. And then Rainn Wilson had to go and screw it all up. https://twitter.com/ccocca/status/264966554150637568 … Continue reading Rainn Wilson Catches Me Off-Guard
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”
I am huge Oasis fan and an even bigger fan of Noel Gallagher, creative force. He's been great on American late night TV this year promoting Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, his first solo album since leaving Oasis amid great tumult in 2009. While it's true that Oasis never topped their first two albums critically … Continue reading Noel Gallagher Wants to Be President, Google Thinks He’s Roger Daltry
Once Upon has their answer. I love the spirit of their project, but I believe the truth is much simpler, and it's called AOL. Circa 1997. Speaking of which: Beck in 1997 http://youtu.be/c5M3chPv4v0 I literally cannot watch that video for fear of the uncontrollable mourning that might pour forth. Not a longing for my teenage … Continue reading Divergent Visions of the Past: What Would Google+, YouTube, and Facebook Have Looked Like in 1997? (And Some Guest Apperances)