Monday, April 28, 2008

The Crash of Zoe Cruz

And so that morning in November, Cruz walked into Mack’s office and took in the view of Central Park that would one day be hers. Her destiny must have seemed inevitable, even imminent.

Then she was fired.

“I’ve lost confidence in you,” Mack told her solemnly. “I want you to resign.” The company’s board of directors had authorized his decision the day before. As a friend of Mack’s characterized his thinking: “It’s you or me. And guess what? I choose you.”


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Fox News

NEWS FLASH for fans of the mysterious singer-songwriter Bill Fox, who I profiled in THE BELIEVER magazine last year: His now-legendary 1990s albums are going to be reissued on CD and vinyl later this year by Robert Griffin at Scat Records in St. Louis, Missouri. Per Robert's news release of April 3:

I spoke with Bill Fox yesterday, and we have agreed to reissue his two mid-90s solo albums, Shelter from the Smoke and Transit Byzantium. If you've been trying to get copies of either of these I know your wallet just sighed with relief. Even better, we'll be issuing both on vinyl (a first) as well as cd. I hope to have at least one of them out by the end of the year.

Unfortunately, THE BELIEVER has long since sold out of the issue in which the Bill Fox story ("Transit Byzantium") appeared. BUT! If you're really desperate, email me at joe_hagan at hotmail dot com.