Masterpiece Mixtape column

Column by Steven Lochran
Melbourne-based writer Steven Lochran pontificates on the nature of music, the media, and all manner of murky matters.
Masterpiece Mixtape
If you've been following The Cheers for a while now, you might remember a column I did a while back called Masterpiece Cinema. A weekly exploration of under-appreciated films, Masterpiece Cinema would look at a single movie and discuss both its on

Masterpiece Mixtape - Thrown Away
Chances are you've heard the music of Jon Crosby. Chances are you also have no idea who he is.   Crosby is the driving force behind the critically-lauded, popularly-ignored industrial rock band VAST. I call VAST an industrial rock group for on

Masterpiece Mixtape - (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits is an interesting figure in the landscape of popular music. Rarely do we find artists who are so highly influential and yet so anonymous. Often, when I mention Tom Waits in conversation with people I'm met with only blank stares. Those on

Masterpiece Mixtape - Lover, You Should\'ve Come Over
Picking just one song of Jeff Buckley's to represent his body of work is a tough choice. Everyone has their favourite. I think if you were to ask most people, they'd probably choose his cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, which is generally on

Masterpiece Mixtape - Midnight Radio
I've never really been a fan of musicals. I think it's that I find the song writing in them, generally, to be too fanciful. But as much as I dislike musicals, I really, really dislike rock musicals. For the longest time, however, I couldn't work out on

Masterpiece Mixtape - Let\'s Stay Together
A lot of the songs that have been focused on in Masterpiece Mixtape up until now have been – for lack of a better way of putting it – white boy rock epics. I thought this week it might make for a nice change of pace to turn down the lights, scatter on

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