From The Desk Of A.C. Newman: “Rock Of Love”

carlnewmanpresscrop41“There are maybe 10 or 12 things I could teach you,” sings Carl “A.C.” Newman on his new solo album, Get Guilty (Matador). “After that, well, you’re on your own.” This week, MAGNET lets the New Pornographers frontman steer our website toward 10 or 12 of his own favorite things in music, film, literature and life.

Read our verdict on the orchestral-pop case of Get Guilty and a Q&A deposition with Newman here.

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Newman: I’m not even sure I enjoy watching some of these VH-1 shows. I really think it’s an addiction. It’s like heroin crossed with a car accident. With Rock Of Love and Rock Of Love Charm School, you hate everybody on the show yet you watch it somehow. I hate being manipulated by them. I wish I could stop. It’s just too easy to relapse.