September 16, 2000
The echo boom (those born from 1977 to 1997) is 80 million people strong, the largest generation ever. Well informed and media-savvy, echo boomers display a strong work ethic and have grown up understanding the new digital economy.. . . More than any previous generation, they are becoming conversant with a communications revolution transforming business, education, health care, entertainment [and] government . . . Surveys show them to be strong advocates for social responsibility.. . . These young people have $150 billion in direct purchasing power today, and about $500 billion in indirect purchasing power.
December 30, 1999 |
you're carelessly turn ripping open calendars like a box of cracker jacks i say turn "it's not the end of the millennium there's one year to go" you turn say, "do you claim you were born on the year of your first birthday?" turn to let november turn december turn the weather's not paying attention and i am practicing 2000 in curly script we'll go to new york city turn new ball drop turn watching on the tv set turn too much traffic turn new years day december echo turn The author is a junior creative writing major at the University of Pennsylvania.
November 24, 2005 |
In the glory days of post-punk, Liverpool's smugly psychedelic Echo & the Bunnymen had it all. Lyricist Ian McCulloch cut mumbling monotone vocals with clarion yelps of ire, while guitarist Will Sergeant warmly sliced through the doomy ambience of catchy melodies. McCulloch and Sergeant, Echo's only two remaining original members, sold out the TLA on Tuesday, with younger accompanists to help out. At first, the two needed all the help they could get. McCullough's moaning through the jerky pulse and overly spacious arrangement of "Going Up" should have been triumphant.
October 11, 1999 |
What becomes an '80s post-punk legend most? A graceful retirement, if Echo & the Bunnymen's arthritic Friday night performance at the TLA is any indication. The Bunnymen were in town to support their new record, What Are You Going to Do With Your Life? (Sire), which would have been more appropriately titled What Else Are You Going to Do With Your Life? Back in their mid-'80s glory days, Echo & the Bunnymen were a heady tangle of Goth and psychedelic sensibilities, a dynamic that wedded singer Ian McCulloch's Jim Morrison croon to the sound of Will Seargent's sleigh-bell guitars, reaching their stylistic apogee with 1984's Ocean Rain.
October 30, 2012 |
LONG AFTER HE'D sandbagged the doors to a bar that's been a second home for decades, Joe Rullo tried to sandbag Hurricane Sandy on Sunday with superstition, laughter and a cold beer. A $1 bill he'd placed on the cash register at Echo's, in North Wildwood, was the "Hurricane Dollar" that had helped thwart Hurricane Irene last year. Outside, in black and orange spray paint, Rullo had written Go Pound Sandy on the fresh plywood that covered the doors, alongside a makeshift jack-o'-lantern and ghost.
July 19, 1999
Once again, we get a punch to the solar plexus. Once again, the gasping shock of unbelievable news - JFK Jr.'s plane lost in the ocean off Martha's Vineyard carrying John, his wife and her sister. All weekend, we maintained a now-familiar vigil: unable to stay away from the television, not wanting to miss any details, any facts. Suspended in a long unreality of waiting, whose sad highlights came as the detritus of three young lives began washing up on shore. A luggage tag. A prescription bottle.
January 2, 1996 |
Three dogs walk Heather Tillette near Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr. Taking advantage of the warmer weather yesterday to give their best friend some exercise are (from left) Kaya, Echo and Gothick. Today, they may find human companions reluctant to walk for long; rain is predicted.
March 15, 1996 |
She was blind and emaciated when she was stranded three years ago on Long Island. But Echo quickly adapted to her new home at the New Jersey State Aquarium - and thrived. The only harp seal on exhibit in the country, she learned voice commands from the trainers and used her sensitive whiskers and memory to negotiate the pool. But this week, after delighting thousands of visitors over the past three years, Echo died of undetermined causes. Frank Steslow, curator of living collections at the aquarium, said the seal began exhibiting symptoms Wednesday night and was moved to a holding area for treatment.
November 26, 2001 |
The thin column of vibrating air that is the recorder's sole resource is sometimes mistaken for poverty of expressive breadth and recessive projection. Neither is true, of course, and Elissa Berardi, recorder soloist with Philomel, made the ensemble's weekend concerts a showcase of the recorder's wit and range, its theatricality and surprising depth. No surprise here, because Berardi, a founder of the baroque ensemble, has devoted 26 seasons to widening her audience's perceptions of an instrument with modest decibels, but a long history of musical exploration.
April 27, 2010 |
Ever since Jake Gyllenhaal pedaled his bicycle through the doomed, pre-apocalyptic wastes of suburbia to the portentous strains of "The Killing Moon" in 2001's Donnie Darko, Echo & the Bunnymen have been on the slow train back to relevance. Judging by the one-third empty house that greeted the band's performance at the Keswick Theatre Sunday night, the train has yet to arrive at the station, but you could hear it coming around the bend. Running down numbers from their largely excellent back catalog with moody elan and precision, Echo & the Bunnymen - these days reduced to singer Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant, backed by hired guns - tickled the early '80s post-punk nostalgia bone of the mostly fortysomething faithful on hand.