My kids run across a crusty old song now and then that for them is a revelation. “Dad, have you ever heard this?” they excitedly ask. “Do you like it?” Usually my […]
If you’re an American of a certain age you remember MTV playing the hell out of “Working Girl” by The Members. Aussie readers hear that band name and think of the song […]
There’s a postscript to today’s story. Longtime readers know that I enjoy a heady cocktail of batshit lunacy, one ingredient of which is obsessive thoughts. I carried The Bus Boys incident around […]
That autumn my childhood friends and I started to go our separate ways. Hal The Drummer left for college, and so did Sherri. We hadn’t dated for months, but I still pined […]
What the hell kind of school is this? Please welcome Dancehall 101 to the Bad Album Cover Hall of Fame.
Following Johnny Winter early that morning was Blood, Sweat & Tears. They were at the top of their game at the time: “Spinning Wheel” was a monster hit, and BST commanded $12,000 […]
When 1985’s Arrive Without Travelling was released it immediately went into my heavy rotation, and I still think “Her Head’s Revolving” is one of the great singles of the eighties.
One of my favorite albums from 1985 was The Three O’Clock’s Arrive Without Travelling. By ’85 Michael Quercio, bassist and lead singer, was the only remaining member of the band that started […]
Listen, if you love your Sting with a hurdy gurdy that’s cool. The guy is insanely talented, and somebody has to revive Elizabethan love songs (I guess). It’s just really not my […]
I’ve been pretty hard on El Gordo Sumner over the last couple of years, probably because he makes it so easy with his lutes and his tantric boners. But like pretty much […]