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1999 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Ghost Story

    published February 18, 1999

    New York City-based Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a name-dropper of a very high-flown sort. He seems congenitally incapable of talking about the... More >>

  • Feedback

    published February 18, 1999

    The biggest behind-the-scenes news in the music industry these days concerns the recent $10.4 billion merger of two corporate behemoths, Polygram... More >>

  • Feedback

    published February 11, 1999

    Denver Concert Wars: The Next Chapter. In early 1998, mere months after Universal Concerts took over the Fey Concerts empire following the... More >>

  • The Rolling Stones Live: A Content Analysis

    published February 11, 1999

    Performers at concert: The Rolling Stones, with Bryan Adams. Date of concert: February 2, 1999. Location of concert: McNichols... More >>

  • Playlist

    published February 4, 1999

    Busta Rhymes Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front (Elektra) Over the years, Rhymes has transformed himself into a... More >>

  • Sometimes Slower Is Better

    published February 4, 1999

    For Lucinda Williams, the birth of a song is seldom easy. Every so often, a tune springs from her consciousness in something close to its final... More >>

  • A Weasel No More

    published January 28, 1999

    Tommy Boy's Greatest Beats: The First Fifteen Years, 1981-1996 is a thoroughly enjoyable four-volume collection recently issued by Tommy Boy,... More >>

  • Feedback

    published January 28, 1999

    As noted ever so briefly in last week's column, bassist/vocalist Chanin Floyd and guitarist/vocalist Tim Beckman, of Spell fame, are currently... More >>

  • Long Live the King

    published January 28, 1999

    Info: Long Live the King DJ King Britt is making Boulder part of his royal domain. By Michael Roberts King Britt is a musical force... More >>

  • Playlist

    published January 21, 1999

    Various Artists The Prince of Egypt: Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Prince of Egypt: Inspirational The... More >>

  • The World According to Herbie

    published January 21, 1999

    Most of the improvisational performers who've risen to icon status during the jazz century have done so in part because their brilliant music was... More >>

  • Feedback

    published January 21, 1999

    The following music-news items are guaranteed fresh. Just like me. Mike Jourgensen is probably best known in these parts for his role as... More >>

  • Feedback

    published January 14, 1999

    Let's go clubbing. Soma, a venue at 1915 Broadway in Boulder that debuted late last year, is a bold experiment. Hardy Kalisher, working... More >>

  • Squeezing a Lennon

    published January 14, 1999

    No answering-machine messages are included on Anthology, a four-CD grab bag of recordings made by John Lennon between the demise of the Beatles,... More >>

  • Feedback

    published January 7, 1999

    The local recording blitzkrieg continues. Maceo Parker, whose saxophone put a lot of the juice into James Brown's cold-sweat workouts, is... More >>

  • Playlist

    published January 7, 1999

    Teletubbies Teletubbies: The Album (Kid Rhino) Although I'd heard that Teletubbies, a British children's series that's been... More >>

  • The Power of Positive Thinking

    published January 7, 1999

    "For the most part, the music that dominates the public commercial airwaves seems to be more narrow in its musical content than anything that I've... More >>

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