Daily Archives: November 4, 2013

Lioce on Lou

My first, and only, internship was with Tony Lioce at The Providence Journal.  I was going to college (yeah, Brown) in Providence, but really, I was going to clubs. Tony was a semi-legend around town. He had been the music critic at the ProJo. Before that, he was a sort of Tom White High Society gossip spy. When I “apprenticed” with him, for all of a week, he had graduated to editor. He was a total character and a great guy. Musicians around town kind of resented him because he bigged-up Throwing Muses after Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donnelly had been his babysitters.  That was jealousy, sour grapes; the Muses were geniuses, and that’s just how cool Lioce was — they babysat his kid! And yeah, he used to hang out with the Velvet Underground. These days he’s bartending in San Francisco. And he wrote this great piece for the Sunday Times about Lou Reed.

When Backstage Was No Big Deal – NYTimes.com.


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Video Premiere: Craig Owens, “Rebel Girl” (Bikini Kill cover for charity) – Alternative Press

Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” ranks as one of the best songs of all time. Craig Owens of Chiodos just released a cool cover of it. It’s interesting to hear a guy sing this ultimate anthem of girl love and empowerment. We used to talk about gay singers “queering” the lyrics; is Owens “unqueering” them? Good song, good cover, great causes: Girls Rock Camp Allowance and Equal Rights Advocates. And good timing, considering the current showdown over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

via Video Premiere: Craig Owens, “Rebel Girl” (Bikini Kill cover for charity) – Alternative Press.

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