During Jane’s Addiction’s 2012 “Theatre of the Escapists” tour, an odd piece of business happened each night. An odd-looking woman pushing a baby carriage across the stage — no comment, no big […]
Look, I don’t hate all musicals. I get their artistic and entertainment value. I’m not a savage. But I really hate “rock musicals,” with a few exceptions. Why? Read all about it […]
You are not looking at a stack of albums.
Take it from an old guy: Trashing a relationship is easy as 1-2-3-4-5. —- There’s not a lot of good to say about getting older. I’m achy sometimes for no reason, my […]
Dio, an alternative influence? That seems unlikely, but so does Ronnie James Dio, doo-wop crooner and yet that happened, too. Want to hear it? Check out my latest piece on Diffuser.
Los Angeles is a car town, and having my groovy little MG back felt good. Sure, it broke down if you looked at it, but it looked great and that’s all that […]
Who knew MLK wrote the preface for a jazz festival program? I sure didn’t. It’s a good one. Read all about it here.
Early morning, and the back seat of Jody’s Cordoba was buried beneath reels of film in flat white boxes. I was fighting traffic, heading to a sound stage in Burbank where engineers […]
Paying people to stick their hands in our mouths is in our genes. —- I was at the dentist yesterday, all stretched out in one of those ugly, vinyl chairs and wearing […]
You know you love them! Violent Femmes are one of the ’80s best bands, and one of the most successful alternative acts ever. Those three guys made a lot of great noise. […]