Rock stars know there are two ways to make records. You can spend months in the studio, digitally capturing every note, finessing and mixing to perfection. Or you can bash it out in a few days using the Jack White method.
Jay Gatsby’s life, according to the product-placing new movie, was a celebration of glitz that would have delighted any rapper: Moet & Chandon champagne, Brooks Brothers blazers, Tiffany baubles. Gold Rolls-Royce covered in bikini models presumably just out of shot.
A new documentary on David Bromberg opens with the musician shown as an animated line drawing being told to move along by a policeman. Then he morphs into the flesh-and-blood fellow walking in Wilmington, Delaware.