This screen brought to you by the makers of Windows 7!

By FrancisUncategorized

I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I don’t care who shot J.R. I don’t believe Bill Clinton killed Vince Foster or Ron Brown. I do not fear fluoridation’s effects on my precious bodily fluids. All that said, it does strike me as tremendously “interesting” that my office computer AND my home computer began slowing-down and screwing … Read More

My B-Metro column on Lady Gaga.

By FrancisCULTURE, Music, Uncategorized

(Ms. Gaga. With And Without Makeup.) I have adored, without shame or apology, some genuinely pathetic popular music in my day. Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again Naturally”, for instance. Closer to this millennium, I consider Hanson’s “Mmmbop” to be a brilliant piece of pop record-making—even if they did lift the hook, note for note, from the … Read More

My Music Blog For B-Metro

By FrancisPeople, THE AGENCY, Uncategorized

Wherein yours truly connects new and recently released records with older, similar (and invariably superior) albums. But who cares what I think? Which is why each column comes with a Click-To-Play link—featuring the records reviewed—so you can decide for yourself. Isn’t that exciting! Charlotte Gainsbourg w/ Beck & Sam Phillips Dave Matthews w/ Mofro & Donna The Buffalo … Read More