Interview- Bizarre '70's soft rock revival by Rabia
"Michael Farneti's debut album, Good Morning Kisses, was self-recorded in South Florida in 1976 and released as a private press. It's a subtly eerie listen today--the sun-bleached sound of a young alt-crooner with everything to prove, finding his voice
in lo-fi pop. Every track over the busy half-hour runtime brings new surprises and eccentricities, from disco to bluegrass and a lot of spooky, fairly unclassifiable pop in between. You could call it Florida's unsung answer to the early Scott Walker
albums, maybe with shades of the naivete of '70s-era Brian Wilson."
Revisiting her Apple years by Kurt Wildermuth
"Ono has been a divisive figure for about the last half century. She might have been divisive before that as well, within the avant-garde art world where she first made her name and career, but it was after her entrance into the mainstream media
maelstrom that Ono became the subject of endless debate. Is debate even the right word? To some Ono is an inspiring visionary; to others she is a fraudulent villain. But the point here is not to rehash controversy. It is to accentuate the positive, as
Ono has always done."