Ask Chan Marshall.
We've lifted the phrase, with respect, from a Cat Power song because we like the ambiguous tone it sets. But the Nude as the News site is about our passion for music and our desire to let people know what we think.
We're not owned or paid by anyone; we created the site for its own sake. The founders and the majority of the contributors are recently out of college, working day jobs. But we all still feel the urge to be creative with a freedom we can't get from someone who's paying us. Nude As The News provides us a forum for our creative impulses, as well as a great excuse to go to a lot of concerts and go record shopping all the time.
It's hard to nail down our exact tastes. We focus mostly on the current state
of rock music with an ear on its history, and we respect most artists
whose efforts support the evolution of music.
Troy and Ben,
CD REVIEW POLICY | Firstly, as we have said elsewhere, this site is entirely not-for-profit and we don't pay our contributors, so we write what we want to write and don't guarantee reviews of anything. That said, we are flattered that some of you might want to send in your CDs for prospective review.
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Site Directors: Ben French, Troy Carpenter
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