A well-run music festival with a collection of artists sparklier than the family jewels can invigorate the spirit and can bring a soul back from the edge of Top 40-saturated despair. This year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in New York was exactly this sort of festival.
In the summer of 2008, the blockbuster season set the bar high, when excellent movies like Iron Man and The Dark Knight drew in crowds.
However, this summer did not meet the same expectations.
No band in recent memory has been weirder than the Flaming Lips.
It’s a sad death, but not an unexpected one; we knew he was dying for some time, so, like Farrah Fawcett or Paul Newman, we were reluctantly awaiting the sad news.