for April 16, 2002
by Sean Carolan
Today's lesson involves the art of balancing equations. The idea's simple, really: take two artists that have something in common, and figure out what you'd have to add or subtract from one to make them match the other. Then tie it all up with algebraic notation. Extra credit is given for cattiness, of course.
Barenaked Ladies = They Might Be Giants - Tom Lehrer + Tom Chapin
Train (you know, they do "Drops Of Jupiter") = Elton John - Bernie Taupin
Dave Matthews = Peter Gabriel + A Sinus Infection
And it goes without saying that:
Rob Thomas = Cher
The sky's the limit, and it's up to you. Send 'em in to us along with your name and the town you live in here, and we'll put your name up in momentarily glowing phosphors. After all, we're about nothing if not fleeting notoriety.
©2002 Sean Carolan
All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.
Today's NY/NJ Shows That Matter
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Blasters, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones and Jet Weston & His Atomic Ranch Hands at Wonder Bar
Billy Currington and Locash at Stone Pony Summerstage
Cake, Ben Folds and Tall Heights at The Mann, Philly
Sparta at Asbury Lanes
Justin Heyward at City Winery
Mungion and cB3 at Jams On The Sand
Songwriters On The Beach w, The Accidentals and Tara Dente at 5th Avenue Boardwalk, Belmar
Danielle Nicole at World Cafe Live, Philly
Alkaline Trio and together PANGEA at Starland Ballroom
Guided By Voices at Courtyard 1/2 at Industry City, Sunset Park, Bklyn
Summer of Sun starring Skip Holly & Brother Andrew at Asbury Park Yacht Club
The Blasters at Wonder Bar
LaBamba & The Hubcaps at Sony Hall
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