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2001 Stories by Bret Mccabe

Archives: 2001
  • Fire Starters

    published June 28, 2001

    It's a little before 1 p.m. in Portland when Jise, one of the MCs in the Arsonists, answers the phone in his hotel room. There's a fog in his... More >>

  • Out & About

    published June 28, 2001

    Kathie Lee Gifford must be fuming. Pay some Honduran kids to earn an honest living cranking out clothes for Wal-Mart back in 1996 and you're... More >>

  • David Candy

    published June 28, 2001

    Will Ian Svenonius ever stop? The kicking and screaming former instigator of the fight-this-generation youth revolt of Nation of Ulysses felt... More >>

  • The Iceman Cometh

    published June 28, 2001

    Ever since man has been able to commit images onto moving pictures he's been imaging what it's like to leave the earth behind for heavenly... More >>

  • Out & About

    published June 21, 2001

    Like the Screaming Trees' Mark Lanegan and the Afghan Wigs' Greg Dulli, former American Music Club songwriter and vocalist Mark Eitzel has a... More >>

  • Out & About

    published June 21, 2001

    "I'm going to be playing with the Ed Soph Trio down there," saxophonist Joe Lovano says from New York of his upcoming performance at the... More >>

  • Confess Yourself

    published June 14, 2001

    Were there any justice in pop culture, turn-of-the-century French artists, writers, musicians and poets would be able to return from their graves... More >>

  • Out & About

    published June 14, 2001

    What happens on December 21, 2012, has--according to the Mayan Calendar--taken a 5,125-year cycle to recur. On that date, a very rare conjunction... More >>

  • Out & About

    published June 14, 2001

    That Bill Callahan's musical pseudonym comes from an opaque cloud of carcinogenic pollution stirred up by the luxuries of modern living tells you... More >>

  • Out & About

    published June 14, 2001

    When New Orleans dirty south B-Boy Mystikal left Master P's No Limit franchise and returned to Britney and boy-band bopping Jive's world... More >>

  • Camera Obscura

    published June 14, 2001

    During the pre-production of Lolita, enigmatic director Stanley Kubrick made an extremely rare print appearance in the Winter 1960-'61... More >>

  • Out & About

    published June 7, 2001

    Before 1999, the riddle "What is the sound of young punks making new wave?" lay somewhere on the unspeakable scale between "Does anyone really... More >>

  • Out & About

    published June 7, 2001

    Even though the power-tool bludgeoning of Jim G. Thirlwell's music may have some contemporary cohorts, it's his peculiar brand of lyrical... More >>

  • Her Twentieth Century

    published May 24, 2001

    A quick glance at Dorothy Antoinette La Selle's "Santa Cruz Summer" can mistakenly lead you to read something into her work that's not... More >>

  • Out & About

    published May 17, 2001

    Joan Jett has worn her rocker uniform and her tough-girl snarl that betters even Elvis' confident lip curl for so long now that it makes you... More >>

  • Out & About

    published May 17, 2001

    Unless you've ever had your clock cleaned by a drag queen, don't think for a moment that you know what it's like to be Handsome Dick Manitoba.... More >>

  • Off Camera

    published May 10, 2001

    Almost everyone can name some scene in some movie that left such a profound impression on the mind's eye that it caused him or her instantly... More >>

  • Dynamic Duo

    published May 10, 2001

    Though it's only about 93 miles as the crow flies from Toronto, Ontario, to Rochester, New York, it's a straight line that runs primarily... More >>

  • Out & About

    published May 10, 2001

    Wanna start a fight? Walk into any alt-minded, college-radio-friendly, independent record store in America during its peak after-school hours and... More >>

  • Not Necessarily New

    published May 10, 2001

    South of Interstate 30 is an area that most Dallasites associate with one thing, lofts: those curSrently hip, so-called urban, overpriced... More >>

  • Youth in Revolt

    published May 3, 2001

    If the thought of keeping up with the latest and greatest in underground rock, combing through second-hand record stores until you develop... More >>

  • Reel People

    published April 26, 2001

    A meeting of the Dallas Observer minds found us arriving at a happy--and unusual--consensus: Yes, there's some good stuff playing at the 31st... More >>

  • Out & About

    published April 26, 2001

    If the thought of a "jam band" sends shivers down your spine because it immediately brings to mind the twirling masses that started following... More >>

  • 2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published April 19, 2001

    It never works: Trying to pick a winner before the race is over, calling the election before every pencil mark and mouse click is accounted... More >>

  • Untamed Lion

    published April 5, 2001

    If Ken Burns' recent epic documentary, Jazz, has had any lasting effect on the state of contemporary jazz, it's ensuring that the face... More >>

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