"Love Songs For New York:" Village Voice Benefit CD

march 22, 2002  10:11 am
The benefit compilation "Wish You Were Here: Love Songs For New York" was produced in the aftermath of Sept. 11. As the Voice's promo puts it, the paper "put out an emergency call begging punks, ravers, rappers, no-wavers, new agers, headbangers, reggae toasters, rai rebels, riot grrrls, emo eggheads, urban hillbillies, suburban folkies, and soulquarians for love songs devoted to New York City." Robert Christgau reviews the results and warns you to watch what you say when you talk about his paper.