Miss Crooks doesn’t like that I gave Flight of the Conchords a “B+” in this weekend’s edition of Media Mix. What can I say? Even a great novelty act is still a novelty act. (She was valedictorian of her high school class, so of course a “B+” to her = failure.)
Also reviewed: Billy Bragg, he of R.E.M.’s “baggy trousers” live remix of “Tom’s Diner” from 1991, and those two great Guthrie-lyric-adaptin’ Mermaid Ave. albums with Wilco.