As Thousands Cheer

Are over-the-top responses to performances sincere expressions of aesthetic pleasure or manifestations of emotional states that are far more complex?

The Tokyo Syndrome

Why do the Japanese feel the need to import all the Western culture, something that might be called Tokyo Syndrome, and do we suffer as well from our own type of Tokyo Syndrome as well?

Squeaky Clean

When difficult artists write cleaner music, does it represent a welcome clarification or a huge step backwards?

Bottoms Up

Given the lengthy relationship between music and booze, it’s amazing that there hasn’t been a thoroughly researched book or article on the subject and how it relates to modern composition.