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.
You probably know Modern English as the “I’ll Melt With You Guys,” which makes sense. That is one of the most iconic songs of the eighties, a decade littered with tasty one […]
Buddy Merrill is an interesting dude, a shit hot fifties era guitarist with absolutely no street cred. And why is that, you ask? Great question.
Music follows trends, and the prevailing trends at Woodstock were blues-oriented rock and folk/folk rock. Only four acts didn’t fit into one of those buckets. On day one Ravi Shankar laid down […]
The cover of Jose Feliciano’s 1971 album Of Muse and Man nearly makes me want to start a “Batshit Crazy Album Covers Gallery.” I don’t know if this cover is brilliant or […]
Teenage James is so negative, you must be thinking by now. Everything is “I didn’t want this and I didn’t want that. Did the kid ever talk about what he wanted?” That’s a […]
“It’s a piece of crap. I don’t know why I bought it.” The kid was talking to my buddy Jarod and waving around a cassette. “What are y’all talking about?” I asked. […]
Have you ever reached into the pocket of an old coat and found a piece of garbage that has matured into a treasure?
Northern California’s own Country Joe McDonald is the only Woodstock musician to perform two complete distinct sets. Like Richie Havens and John Sebastian, McDonald was in the wrong place at the wrong […]