The Blue Ridge Parkway is home territory for me, at least childhood home. I miss places like Boone and Asheville, so the opportunity to write a little bit about them brought […]
The music industry’s 20 year doldrum hit a new low this year, sales landmark-wise, at least: Not one platinum album so far in 2014. So whose fault is that? Yours? Theirs? Ours? […]
A new manager arrived at Music Plus. His name was Jeff, and his nose and cheeks were a road atlas of broken capillaries. Regardless of whether he was yelling, which he usually […]
If you’re down with what’s happening currently, you know Mark Lanegan. He’s the guy from The Gutter Twins and Isobel Campbell records.
You like to write. Perhaps you keep a journal where you write your thoughts down, take a stab at a poem now and then, or even tinker with a short story or […]
Oh, box sets, you’ll be the death of me.
Enough already with the gym you never visit. Go take a walk. Americans don’t get enough exercise because Americans insist on “exercising,” according to a recent finding that I just made up. […]
Great show, and a true Why It Matters style write up over on Diffuser.FM. It has everything: batshit craziness, record stores, deep cuts, and even a concert review. That’s worth your intergooglewebtubes […]
One of these days I’m going to be too damned tired, bored, busy, or infirm to continue Why It Matters. I’m going to run out of gas, hit the bricks, go out […]
I love the Police. They are one of the very few bands on my “never made a bad album” list. Not even my beloved Bowie, Beatles, or Zappa can make that claim.