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  • Paul Williams: ever-evolving

    Paul Williams: ever-evolving
    When the faceless duo Daft Punk won the Grammy for Album of the Year in January, a short, spiky-haired man joined them on stage and announced, "Back when I was drinking, I used to imagine things that weren't there that were frightening. Then I got sober, and two robots called me and asked me to make an album."
  • City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge

    City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge
    I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful. Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...

    Get to know the bands

    As the Detroit Bar nears its end, the OC Music Awards' Best Live Band Showcase Series will stop there for a five-band show Jan. 21. The annual live competition will make one more stop in Costa Mesa before the finals — this one Feb. 11 at the...

    City Lights: The view from 70, from a fellow poet and namesake

    When I was 12, I got a copy of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bookends" album and found myself transfixed by the bridge of the song "Old Friends." The lyrics, sung in a fragile tenor by Art Garfunkel, declare, "Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a...

    Beach Boys still look at sunny side of life

    Beach Boys still look at sunny side of life
    The Beach Boys' song "The Warmth of the Sun" has nothing to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The lyrics, like so many of the group's classics, deal with the simple theme of a romance gone awry. Nevertheless, through a coincidence, that...