Thursday, September 8, 2005


If you're wondering what I'd rather tipsy twentysomethings listen to than Coldplay, Joe Mannix—whom I followed when I was a rock journalist—has a new CD out, which you can hear on his Web site. (Make sure you turn off the automatic player in the top frame before clicking on the MP3 links, or you'll hear two songs at once.) Mannix's music in recent years has been too mainstream for my taste, but he's still got a fine Irish tenor, and I'd take his arpeggiated acousticisms over Chris Martin's grievous grammaticisms any day.