Savage Love 11/08/07

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage knows when to just say “No.” I came out after a number of years of “playing straight.” I had two relatively long-term monogamous gay relationships, then converted a friend into a boyfriend. We bought a house, got a dog,…

Corb Lund — “I want to be in the cavalry” review

Track review: Corb Lund — “I want to be in the cavalry” [listen at his MySpace page] From Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! (2007) Alberta www.corblund.com Paul Warford: You know what they say: Can’t beat a song that tells a story. This track does so, and…

Patrick Molloy — “Release Me” review

Track review: Patrick Molloy — “Release Me” From Choices Decide (2007) Newfoundland www.patrickmolloy.ca Paul Warford: This is a really cool track. It has a persistent guitar riff that makes you feel like you’re rebelling against something. The instrumentation is varied and inventive, particularly its use…

PJ Harvey – “Dear Darkness” review

Track review: PJ Harvey — “Dear Darkness” [listen to a streaming mp3 at her website] From White Chalk (2007) Dorset, England www.pjharvey.net Paul Warford: Charming in its seeming simplicity, the track is carried by a piano riff that sounds almost desperate. The tone of the…