Robert Lloyd

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  • 7 years ago | Film and TV

    Typesetter 1979-1981Music editor 1982-1985-ishWriter, “Critical List,” mid-1980s-early ’90sTV critic 1997-2002Best of L.A. editor 1985 and 2001Contributing writer 1979-2004 As a person with a regular byline, I am sometimes asked ...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Most of the music you will ever hear will be played by people you will never see and whose names you will neither know nor think to ask. It will be recorded in windowless rooms, witnessed sometimes only by an engineer or producer, the now-ancient ...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    The golden age of the session player is long over, but musicians still make a living at it. With apologies to everyone who should be mentioned here and isn’t, a sampling of players who might lately be found at work in the recording studios of...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    "WHEN YOU READ IT," SAYS ARTIST SANDOW BIRK OF Dante's Inferno, the great work of Western literature he has recently illustrated and textually updated, "the first thing is that it's so real. They talk about the actual scale of how big hell is, and...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    Photo by Photofest THE 13 YEARS SINCE HE DIED — OF THROAT CANCER perhaps not unrelated to the cigarettes that filed ceaselessly through his lips — have been good to Sammy Davis Jr. A four-CD career retrospective (Rhino's Yes I Can! The S...

  • 13 years ago | Books

    Take seven stranded castaways -- a first mate, a skipper, too; a millionaire and his wife; a movie star; a professor; and a Mary Ann -- lost not on an uncharted desert island but in the American history that might have made them (and the history t...