Brian Wilson will be completing and recording at least two unfinished Gershwin songs for an album to be released next year. Says the L.A. Times:
The Gershwin-Wilson project may strike some as an odd coupling: one New York musician famous for sophisticated 1920s and ’30s pop songs including ” ‘S Wonderful” and Read More
Today hostess Ann Curry is in trouble with the neighbors for renovations on her West 71st Street townhouse, Page Six reports today.
It’s folded into a report about turmoil at The Today Show.
But we were interested in what she’s actually doing to the place and–lo and behold!–it was erstwhile Manhattan Transfers reporter Read More
Twelve months of tremulous Code Orange alerts, a stampeding Republican flotsam and an economy buoyed by Wall Street bonuses, yet confounded by anemic employment, did little to dampen New York’s celebrity real-estate circus. As we conclude the year talking about network news anchors turning over the keys to their nightly broadcast, it’s fitting that we Read More
Ann Curry, the morning news anchor on NBC’s Today , will be leaving her Gramercy Park apartment for the tranquillity of the Upper West Side.
Ms. Curry and her husband, software executive Brian Wilson, recently bought a $2.9 million townhouse on a tree-lined block and soon will be moving into the 6,000-square-foot spread with Read More
Belle and Sebastian, the Scottish band that romanced indie rockers in the 90′s with their exquisitely twee boarding-school pop, always seemed to exist in some gauzy paradise where wan poets in natty V-neck sweaters smoked French cigarettes, read Verlaine and made love only when it rained.
Their last album was the soundtrack to Todd Solondz’s Read More
Llamas, Losers: Yesterday Once More
When Brian Wilson played a number of dates in the New York area a few months ago, there was surprisingly little coverage. Perhaps that’s because there are so many people doing Mr. Wilson these days that the eternally beached boy can’t really compete.
Sean O’Hagan is one of the Read More
Listen to any album by the Apples in Stereo, and you’ll know why the group’s main man, Robert Schneider, calls his Denver recording studio Pet Sounds. The Apples peddle power pop rooted in the light 60′s psychedelia that sprouted from Brian Wilson’s sandbox.
There are several moments on The Discovery of a World Inside the Read More
What, in this most sophisticated of ages, constitutes the ingredients of rock music? The classification often seems arbitrary, the category omnivorous. Without getting too Thomas Frank on your asses, rock seems to work similar to the concept of the “art” film, or pornography: It’s all in the marketing. The wholesaler will take whatever venues he Read More