Moravia, Iowa is a small farm town. It was even smaller back in 1920, but it grew by one with arrival of a baby boy named Otis. I imagine he was a […]
Do you have that band that you think you’ll never get to see? I have lots of them, actually, but The Waterboys were near the top of the list. These guys are […]
With a stunning lack of geopolitical savvy, James Stafford points out what we can learn from ‘The Haircut’s’ most recent temper tantrum. —– As writers go, I make that Shades of Grey […]
Confession time: I used to skip school to watch Letterman’s morning show. Sorry, Mom.
I am not an ironic Elvis fan — I simply like Elvis. Don’t get me wrong: There are a lot of duds in the Elvis discography, but there are a lot of […]
Here is the most fascinating music story you’ll read all week. I was reading Frank Zappa’s 1989 autobiography recently and stumbled across ample evidence that the dude came up with a completely […]
Now that I was a big time union apprentice film editor I was bringing home enough cash that Jody could quit her job. “Do you think I should?” she asked. “Why not?” […]
The only thing that ages a person more than children is pop culture. Also, time. Time ages people.
Here we have RCA’s 1999 CD reprint of The Shaggs’ Philosophy of the World. Why not feature the original 1969 album? Because it’s pricey, and I don’t have a copy in my […]
A few nice gestures might not change the world, but what a great place to start. Changing the world is big business. The world is a big place, after all, at […]