Dr. John's Spirit is Lacking

Dr. John’s Locked Down reasserted the potency of the Dr. John persona, a hipster freak shaman whose music is sly and subversively funky in any physical, social or spiritual realm. The album presented a vocally animated and engaged Dr. John, snaking around cross-cultural grooves, and some of the live performances he gave since then suggested that this return to his roots produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach might mark a new direction.

Voodoo Review: No Cure for The Cure

It was hard not to become obsessed with Robert Smith’s head. Time and thinning hair has made his trademark tangle harder to pull off. Someone on Twitter thought it resembled Spanish moss, but I replied that was unkind to moss. It left me wondering if he has a round head, and how far back the male pattern balding starts. I don’t write this to be unkind, but watching Smith move methodically and unhurriedly through the first 20 minutes of The Cure’s set invited a consideration of him. What’s he like at home these days?

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