Mr. Byrne Will Destroy You Now: Talking Heads and Other Craveable Crisis Music

by Merry Mercurial The story of the first song I didn't just want to hear but craved -- with a growling NOW and it didn’t matter who was there to find my taste raw and klutzy -- began on a rare non-miserably-hot North Carolina night. Boyfriend's car. Target parking lot. I wanted to hear “Something in the Air …

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The Lash: Lester Bangs and the Clash

by Merry Mercurial As I was recently engaging in the height of all potential human luxury—drinking cold beer and reading in the shower instead of showering—there was a task that went from being a sort of second-banana time killer for some rainy day to being important: really listening to the Clash. And here’s why. An article simply …