Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Times have changed

A couple of weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of meeting Phil Rosenthal, lead singer of Twenty Cent Crush, for the first time, and he reminded me of something I'd written when I reviewed his group's first album for New York Press over a decade ago.

"You said my songs were 'sexist,'" he laughed.

How embarrassing. Yeah, that sounds like me — in 1996. Today I would have written "adolescent" and "Knack-influenced" and let the reader fill in the blanks. Well, it could have been worse; I could have written "heterocentric."

At any rate, Phil's songs have grown up; his group's Web site features a sweet tune called "Storytime" that I'm sure was inspired by reading to one of his three kids.