The Best Music Writing 2004 from the pages of the Orange County Weekly
"Writing we’re proud we had this year, highlighted for one little moment. We’ll go right back to total shame next week."
JONATHAN RICHMAN: "Everything I truly valued in rock & roll was right there: magic, adventure, rhythm, mystery, intimacy, emotion -- without the amped-up armor or smug poses most rock was dressed in then. And he had life figured out. His song ‘Affection’ said everything one really needs to know in life, which he pretty well reiterates in the title of his upcoming Vapor label album, Not So Much to be Loved as to Love." (Jim Washburn)
LIZ PHAIR: "We don’t ditch our friends just because they’ve stumbled. We don’t even ditch them if they turn uncool -- or have ‘committed an embarrassing form of career suicide.’ We’ll forgive you your fling with the cheerleaders; just never make us hear their names again." (Rebecca Schoenkopf)