Richard Meltzers The Aesthetics of Rock and A Whore Just Like the Rest are available from DaCapo Press.
In all fairness, after due consideration, not to mention extensive soul-search and more than 20 walks around the block, it must be stated thatall things being equal, entertainment dollar for entertainment dollarBen Taylor, the genetically endowed, if not willfully engineered, progeny of James Taylor and Carly Simon, is, simply put, not . . . very . . . good.
(The author would like to thank the following for their invaluable assistance in the research, strategic planning, and ultimate composition of this shill-free concert preview: Noah Luke, Brett H. Aronowitz, Malcolm Cross, Jimmy McDonough, Rob Blakeslee, Michael Walsh, Ed Helvey, Todd Spillum, Katherine Dunn, Kevin Sampsell, Bernd Minde, Amy DeWolfe, Mike Lastra, Rick & Jackie Stewart, Stan Wood, John whatsisname, Kristin whatsername, Charlie Nims, Dottie Grossman, Billy Mintz, Dave Dunton, Ben Schafer, Howard Thompson, Greg Burk, Nancy Kislin, John Wiesenthal, "Pig" Penny, and the late David Roter. Thanks!)
Ben Taylor plays the Moore Theatre at 8 p.m. Fri., May 9 with Dar Williams. $25/$23.50 adv.