Flowers, they aren’t just for breakfast anymore. They aren’t good for just spite eating and Georgia O’Keefe porn, no. Our pistil and petal friends have inspired many songs over the years. Here […]
Today marks the second anniversary of Why It Matters. Last year was a busy one. Here’s what happened, and also what’s coming up:
Fifth period, study hall. I’m not sure who came up with the idea for a study hall, but I have a couple of thoughts. The first is some well-meaning educator intent on […]
Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart is a 1976 album from two of The Monkees and the writing partners who for all intents and purposes were The Monkees, at least at first.
Woodstock wasn’t the best organized event, to say the least. Woe unto the poor musician who found himself standing around backstage during a lull. That’s how Richie Havens came to open the […]
There are album covers that are so bad that they are good, and then there are those that are so good that they are bad. And then there are those that try […]
Jon Butcher and I go way back; well, okay — Jon Butcher’s music and I go way back. When Along the Axis came out in 1985 I played the hell out of […]
I like social media, but sweet Berners-Lee, people, the things you post. The other day I stumbled upon a message that led to the discovery that one of my childhood sweethearts committed […]
Every decade has its one-hit wonders. I just happened to be the right age to be aware of those acts who hit the top forty during the eighties, never to climb those […]
My boy suffered his first loss recently, a friend who simply didn’t wake up one morning. That’s the way to do it, but not a week shy of your sixteenth birthday.