There are lots of reasons to collect albums: Value, novelty — some people even buy them for the music.
Okay, here’s the thing: I don’t really care one way or another about Herman’s Hermits. When I was a kid I thought that they were a corny band and my opinion hasn’t […]
And so the Staffords landed on a foreign planet sometime in the middle of 1974. The aliens spoke a strange variation of English wherein “mom” was replaced with “ma” and the -ar […]
The United States turns 242 this week, which is pretty impressive given her cruddy diet.
I am sitting in a diner, listening to Miles Davis’s 1987 album, Music From Siesta. I was managing a record store in Savannah when this album was released three decades ago. Thirty […]
The Greatest is gone, and with him the last great era in boxing history.
Google “apple.” If your results look like mine, you won’t see a reference to produce until page 5. The first 4 1/2 pages are all Apple, not apples.
I like to think everyone who lived in L.A. in ’92 was changed by the riots.
Guns N’ Roses wasn’t the first band that I got completely wrong; in fact, I have quite a history of missing the bus early on. Here are a few of the many […]
New York looms large in the American imagination, especially for creative types. That’s where it all happens: The Chelsea Hotel, The Cafe Wha?, SoHo, Greenwich Village. Brooklyn kids. Warriors, come out to […]