Kicking around Westwood on Saturdays was a weird little adventure, but that’s what Saturdays are for. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, Saturdays are the only free day on the board. […]
Hard rock legends don’t disappoint their adoring crowd. It’s hard for me to believe that 40 years have passed since Bad Company became the first artists signed to Led Zeppelin’s fledgling Swan […]
Cool album cover, huh? There’s a gnarly story behind this one, so get comfortable.
The greatest perk of this gig is getting to know some of the folks I’ve respected since I was a kid. Bassist/Stick player/cellist Tony Levin is one of those guys. His work […]
This is one of my favorite items from my stacks. The Survival Sampler is a 1984 Warner Brothers compilation that came packaged in a pull-top can.
Marlene wasn’t the first jabber-jaw whose inane rambling caused me anxiety, and she certainly wasn’t the last. You work with these people, too, and even if you don’t you hear them prattling […]
Predicting the future is a common theme in music, and not just with the Mael brothers and those “Future’s So Bright” chuckle heads. Some are optimistic, others pessimistic. We’ll be anything […]
“What are you doing home?” It was late afternoon. My father sat in his place on the couch, reading the newspaper, television blaring. “I came home early today. Is that okay with […]
Many people land here due to a search engine. I assume most of them are looking for photos or music to download. I always feel bad when I see that someone searched […]
Life continued in the Chicago suburbs. My baseball skills improved, and I started holding my own in fights. I made a best buddy. We’d play Evel Knievel and Hot Wheels and listen […]