2/08/2005 Add a comment

Joey Gaydos, Jr., who played a young guitar prodigy in Jack Black's cliche-yet-funny "School of Rock," has continued with his music, releasing an album at age 13. The kid's got talent, as evidenced by these samples, but his riffs and songs feel blatantly borrowed and he's surrounded himself in a heavy sonic blanket that detracts (or maybe masks?) his guitar. "Oz" sounds strikingly like Rick Derringer's "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo." The opening to "Dizzy" sounds like the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the UK." Perhaps the problem is that he hasn't had time to develop much as his own artist and is still learning from the "masters." (via whatevs.org)

In other interesting stories, Slate explains the world of high fashion, which we know next-to-nothing about, in better ways than Tyra ever has.