Arjan chats with Pet
Shop Boy Neil Tennant about relationships, Eminem and touring a kinder
- For more than 15
years, the uncontested kings of "Brit Pop" have captured listeners with
unconventional music that elegantly favors both style and substance. The
boys have started a nationwide tour in support of the new album. Arjan
caught up with the Pet Shop Boys early last week to talk about their new
sound, relationships, homophobia and a kinder America. Read the entire
Previous Columns 2002
John Mayer Fills ‘Room’ With
With his handsome
Abercrombie & Fitch looks and earnest radio-rock, 24-year old newcomer John
Mayer is a star in the making. His album ‘Room For Squares’ has sold over
500,000 copies without significant airplay and MTV hysteria.
Darren Hayes Dusts Off 1980s On
Debut Solo Album
Darren Hayes’ first solo
album Spin (Columbia Records, 2002) is an ode to 1980s.
Inspired by the first generation of pop, the former half of Australian duo
Savage Garden, delivers a mature album with 12 plain, yet soulful pop
City Review: Vive La View in
Midtown is Atlanta’s Little
Europe with its quaint ethnic eateries, art boutiques, and coffee
bars. The area is developing a unique European feel which combines
relatively safe urban living with coffee sipping, rollerblading and a
passion for art.
Concert Review: Party Just
Begun for Big Mouth Furtado
Vancouver-born Furtado has an incredible momentum going with her debut
long-player ‘Whoa Nelly!’ This unusual album combines intense vocals with
a funky blend of trip-hop, pop, Portuguese fango, and most of all,
raw lyrical attitude.
Euro-Hip Kylie Delivers Infectious, Fun Fever
From euro-hip superstar to mainstream pop newcomer, Kylie Minogue is
surprisingly taking the North American pop charts by storm. Move over Britney, Kylie is here to stay. With ‘Fever’ she delivers
an infectious and fun pop album. Almost perfect. One question remains…
Does she ever get sad?
Media’s Golden Girls
Are Bigger Than The News Greta van Susteren, Katie Couric and Paula Zahn are making it big in
television news. But is
style winning over substance when the golden news anchors are becoming
bigger than the news they report?
A Sexier ‘World’ Still
MTV has started
airing a brand-new series of its Real World saga. This season the
show is taped at fancy loft location in Chicago, IL. and promises to be
sexier and more explosives than previous seasons.