I’ve been fortunate to talk to some really cool people in the course of my gig, but come on — Steve Diggle from the Buzzcocks? That’s just crazy talk. We’re talking full […]
On Diffuser: 26 Years Ago – Nirvana Release ‘Bleach’
Somebody has been digging into my cassette collection.
On Delish: 10 Reasons Hosting a BBQ is the Worst
James Stafford, food writer? I don’t think that’s in the cards, but I managed to place a little humor piece on Delish.
On Diffuser: No Copyrights? Them’s Fightin’ Words
Yeah, yeah, I know copyright sounds like a boring topic, but I had some fun with this piece.
On Loudwire: Yes, Metal Fans Are the Most Loyal — But We Already Knew That
The Guys in Black T-Shirts Who Jam make their Loudwire debut!
On Diffuser: 30 Years Ago – R.E.M Release ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’
R.E.M.’s pre-Warners albums remain among my favorite records of all time. There were some great songs during the Warner years, but those I.R.S. records are part of my DNA.
On Diffuser: 45 Years Ago — Bob Dylan Releases ‘Self Portrait’
Back in my record store days, this album always fascinated me. It wasn’t the music but rather the cover: How in the world did such a bad painting come to grace the […]
On Diffuser: We’re Drowning in Nostalgia (and It’s Partly My Fault)
I own a lot of box sets — a lot — but an 80-disc Grateful Dead box? No thanks.
On Esquire’s ‘The Mix’: I Have Nothing In Common With My Child
Do you have kids? Have you tried to share with them something you’re really into only to get the blank stare?
On Diffuser: The Roots of Indie — The Buzzcocks’ ‘Spiral Scratch”
Everything has a first. Often I wonder about the first guy to soak an olive in brine before eating it. Was he trying to win a bet? Was it a practical joke […]