Album review: ZZ Top, Mescalero (2003)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 13, 2003 By Steve Newton It’s hard to believe that the same three guys who gave the world Tres Hombres are content to dump 16 tracks of crap on unsuspecting fans who might think the “Lil Old Band from Texas” still has a reason to be around. Guitarist … Continue reading Album review: ZZ Top, Mescalero (2003)

Horror review: I, Frankenstein

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 24, 2014 As anyone who's ever read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein knows, the biggest obstacle to successfully creating life from death is that pesky part about the soul missing. You can transplant as many stolen hearts and brains as you want, but without a soul your stitched-up fellow's still gonna be a monstrous … Continue reading Horror review: I, Frankenstein