From The Desk Of Britta Phillips: “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson” Vs. “Vinyl”

You know Britta Phillips from the bands Luna and Dean & Britta, but now she has a debut solo album, Luck Or Magic. The record features five Phillips originals alongside covers of songs by the Cars, Evie Sands, Fleetwood Mac, Dennis Wilson and ABBA’s Agnatha Fältskog. Phillips will be guest editing all week.


Phillips: On Vinyl, I hate the way Richie snorts cocaine. It’s bullshit. And the writing sucks. Ray Romano is great, though, and I’m also a fan of Olivia Wilde. Also, watching the ads is depressing because they’re for old people. The best moment in the show for me was at the loft disco party when the DJ plays “Soul Makossa” by Manu Dibango, the African sax player. I recognized the refrain from Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Something,” which gave me a thrill because discovering connections/origins is always exciting, so I Shazamed it and found out the song is often sited as the first disco song. I appreciated that nugget, but this show … I don’t know why I watch it. The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, on the other hand, turned out to be quality crack TV. Still having Marsha Clark withdrawals …

Video after the jump.