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.
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 […]