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2002 Stories by Jordan Harper

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  • Guilty Pleasures

    published December 18, 2002

    You're aimlessly driving, aimlessly twiddling the radio dial, when "Total Eclipse of the Heart" begins pouring from your speakers. You reach... More >>

  • Jimmy Eat World with A New Found Glory, Breaking Benjamin, Sugarcult, OKGo and Unchained

    published December 11, 2002

    Someday, after the revolution, when the music snobs and punk rockers have driven all the Nellys and Christina Aguileras to the sea and all the... More >>

  • Aesop Rock

    published December 4, 2002

    "What should I rap about?" is not a question that keeps many MCs awake at night. Bitches, weed, parties, money, murder and mic skills -- these six... More >>

  • Ice, Ice Baby

    published November 13, 2002

    What is it about Iceland that inspires such weird, lovely sounds? With the exception of rap-rockers Quarashi, Icelandic artists (read: Björk,... More >>

  • Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon

    published November 13, 2002

    Can a 57-year-old acoustic guitarist be said to "shred?" Can he "kick massive ass with his ax?" Can he "wail?" If these terms can indeed be used,... More >>

  • Everybody Hurts

    published October 16, 2002

    Sometime in your life, you've been dumped. Might as well admit it: Sometime in your life, someone has made you feel stupid and ugly and dumb and... More >>

  • Hot Water Music with Thrice, Coheed and Cambria

    published October 16, 2002

    Most bands that get labeled "punk" nowadays fall into two separate categories. First there's Buzzcocks-by-the-way-of-Green Day pop punk, to whom... More >>

  • Thursday with Cursive, From Autumn to Ashes and Engine Down

    published October 2, 2002

    The word "emo" is about as abused nowadays as the word "alternative" was in 1992. Just as the "alternative" label once applied to bands as... More >>

  • Money Shot

    published September 11, 2002

    As America looks back this week on the tragedy of 9/11, one supposed casualty will probably be overlooked: irony. As you may recall, sources as... More >>

  • Gaza Strippers with the Misses and the Dead Celebrities

    published August 28, 2002

    Look at you. Just look at you. You're going to the gym. Watching what you eat. Going to bed early, maybe staying up until midnight on Fridays with... More >>

  • Juliana Hatfield

    published August 21, 2002

    Most remember Juliana Hatfield either as the frontwoman for late-'80s college-rock icons the Blake Babies or as a part of the early-'90s... More >>

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