In the days before the intergooglewebtubes it was much harder to get info on new music. Fortunately, one could depend on some labels to always deliver, and Stiff was the daddy of […]
Rock and roll Christmas songs. Elvis recorded “Blue Christmas” back in ’57. Only one Beatle never released a Christmas song (know which one? Leave a comment). Bruce, Elton, Bowie — even Lemmy […]
The 2014 inductees have been announced. Did the Hall make the right calls? You can read my two bits on Diffuser.
Tired of watching your coins fly off the stack of wrinkly bills shoved into your palm? I have you covered. I’m going to get to the world’s simplest and most satisfying hack, […]
Holy Dick Cheney’s Situational Ethics, did Monday’s piece strike a nerve with some folks. A couple of sites have asked to republish it, which is nice, the traffic has been great, which […]
Okay, now we’re talking. Here’s a full blown Diffuser/Why It Matters crossover.
I was raised in the shadows of major events. We forget that the ’60s spilled over into the ’70s: Vietnam and Watergate, school bussing, the Equal Rights Amendment, Tiny Tim’s Tonight Show […]
I am a great admirer of Hipgnosis album covers. I’ve written about them here on Why It Matters, and I maintain a little gallery of their 190 sleeves so that you can […]
As you fans of Don Croom — or Croomsmen, as you like to be called — know, this is The Croom’s second album. You can’t afford polyester shirts like that without at […]
Oh man, was I glad to finally see some rain here in California this week. For the last couple of years it’s been like living in a Steinbeck novel around here.