Carole King’s Tapestry is a classic, and one of the best selling albums of all time. This is not that album.
What you’re looking at is a big collection of rock and roll footnotes.
Is there a lower limit on what people will get mad about on the internet? No, there is not. — Dear “Gentlemen”: I am a regular reader of your “magazine” and […]
Oak Park’s Cafe Colonial welcomed the original “Sound of the Suburbs” last night. The Members haven’t played the US in 30 years, and only four times in their history. Playing as a […]
So I didn’t con my way into a gig working with an animator. All I could do was get out my Acme catalog and cook up another scheme, preferably something involving rocket […]
“Faith No More, great album.” I was working the cash register, and for once I wasn’t just blowing sunshine up a customer’s skirt: The Real Thing really was a great album. It […]
You know what’s embarrassing? Having a piece published and not realizing it. Apparently this one has been out there for nearly a week and I’m just figuring that out. You know what […]
The single greatest perk of being a music writer is having new music dropped into my mailbox. Sure, sometimes it’s painfully bad, but that’s okay. I’ll sift through some mine tailings if […]
You probably know Pearl, Janis Joplin’s last and best known album, released just a couple of months after she died. This is the home of “Me & Bobby McGee” and “Mercedes Benz,” […]
We do our best to make good decisions, but we can’t know everything they’ll lead to. —- My kids and I just flew across country for a little vacation. We changed planes […]