Some Native Americans believe peyote puts them in touch with divine powers. "The white man goes into his church and talks about Jesus," says Quanah Parker, founder of the Native American Church Movement. "The Indian goes into his tipi and talks with Jesus."
Operatic crossover Sarah Brightman, speaking on The Early Show about her new album, Symphony, said: "It's got a little bit of dark and light in it. It's quite gothy and rocky. On the other hand, it's ...
If Supernature was Goldfrapp's ode to stylish disco saturnalia, Seventh Tree is the elegy for the inevitable "Suicide Tuesdays": when clubbers ache to dispel that raisin-y, dried-out feeling and the Roland TB-303 drum beats still pounding in their heads.
Sasha Frere-Jones, Jessica Hopper, and pitchfork-toting denizens of the blogosphere: You'll be satisfied to know Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt experienced a road-to-Damascus type conversion. His iPod was shattered, and all pop sins — endorsing the catchiness of "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," under-representing black artists in his numerous "artist playlist" exercises, and boldly proclaiming, "I think my records could be listened to by the Ku Klux Klan!" — were wiped clean.
Despite An Abstract Love Story's playfully ribald themes, orgasmic vocal snippets, and big-person talk of wine and toking cabbage, one just can't shake a rather juvenile image: that indecisive protagonist from childhood cartoons, the voices of heavenly reason and deviltry whispering in each of his ears.