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Another fan chimes in…

Monday, September 24th, 2007

James Mann is an idiot

And if you want to read the item in question, click here.

2 newest members of the TTP editorial board…

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Please welcome the 2 Live Crew, Hector and Gram…take a bow, gentlemen!


Talkin’ ’bout Bob

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

My review of the new Bob Dylan here at Ink 19.

Musings from a desert

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

It wasn’t a conscious decision to leave town during the fifth anniversary of 9/11, but it certainly seems a good idea now. Being on the road means limited access to, and reduced interest in sitting around reading the news and getting irate. When you’re standing in a dusty field at Ghost Ranch, staring up at the magnificent cliffs of reddish brown, framed against the bluest sky you’ve ever seen, thoughts of politics seem miles away.

New reading for the 4th

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Happy Independence Day to all…I have a new review up on Ink 19:

Dictator Style

Now go eat a hotdog!

New review on Ink19

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

Review of the 9-11 film “Loose Change” here.

New book, and I need your help

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

I’ve started a new book entitled “Music To Play When I’m Dead”. It will consist of peoples thoughts on what music they would want to be remembered by- a sort of musical immortality, if you will.

And I need your help. Go here and fill out the form. I’ll keep everyone updated as to progress. I’d really like as many responses from as wide a range of people as I can get, so please, forward to friends.


New on Ink 19

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Geez, I’m a crank.

Read More Than A Feeling

Holy crap!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

I’m on Donny Osmond’s official website:

Review: Donny Osmond
by James Mann – 06/15/2001

Sorta weird, since the review isn’t exactly lauding the boy. Just proves, you send this stuff out into the ether, you never know where it will land. Sheesh.

Ha! This makes it all worthwhile…!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Its a thankless, moneyless life, being a writer for Ink 19. Hell, being a writer for anyone is generally thankless and less profitable than Arbys. But, once in a long while, you get feedback from a reader, and it makes it all worthwhile. Here’s the review in question. It’s short, so I can quote it fully:

Nik Kershaw

15 Minutes


15 Minutes? You had yours. Now go away, and drag the rest of your one hit wonder ’80’s buddies with you.

Which got the following response:

It’s always a shame to come to a website and find a throw away, seemingly
unsubstantiated comment like this: (quotes review)…

Without any reference to, description or mention of the music, Nik Kershaw’s
seminal album is simply brushed off. Fine, if you have intelligent comment
to make. This review has simply persuaded me to avoid ink19 at all costs.
A website that could, to coin your phrase, go away.

Whew. Strong words. I can tell this took time to craft.

Particuarly since I wrote the review SIX YEARS AGO!

Sheesh, get a life. Because, if you are searching the web for Nik Kershaw information, and feel motivated enough to pen a response to a six year old review, I have a hunch you have a lot of free time.