This is one of my favorite album covers, and its one of the many records in my stacks with a personal story behind it.
The cover art for Nazareth’s The Fool Circle remains one of my all time favorites. During my years in art school a common criticism leveled at my work was that it was […]
Long time readers will recognize this one as a reworked Why It Matters piece, but really its better suited for my vacation home. Because that location is an AOL property I had […]
Laura B. is the kind of reader who writers dream about: enthusiastic, supportive, engaged. Maybe that’s because her career involves books, or maybe it’s simply that she’s a bright and interesting human […]
Listen, writing isn’t magic. It isn’t some kind of innate talent that one either has or doesn’t — it’s just routine and ritual, habit and work. At least for me. I’m an […]
Tuesday didn’t work out. In high school I would have considered her an Untouchable, one of those girls who remains off limits to guys like me. But this wasn’t high school it […]
Should I go ahead and say it? Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? That’s Dame Vera Lynn to you, and unless you’re of the World War II generation then like me you’re […]
You’re probably wondering why I’m bothering with a greatest hits package, and that’s a valid question. First of all, there have been more Stones compilations released over the last fifty years than […]
Annie is a true friend of Why It Matters — always quick on the draw for a like or a retweet from her @AnnieSchief Twitter account, a frequent commenter, and damned if […]
Musician Scott Miller passed away last week, leaving behind a wife, two daughters, and countless friends and fans.