Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal’s latest album is batshit crazy.
“He’s the new Bob Dylan.” “They’re the new Beatles.” Why do writers insist on making such comparisons? I don’t know, but I had a lot of fun exploring “the new so and […]
John gave me a raise. Thanks to Tales From the Crypt I was now bringing home $500 per week, double what I made at Music Plus. Combined with Jody’s talent agency salary […]
Last year at this time I was working on a new years story when I received word that a friend and regular reader died just after Christmas. The news shut me down: […]
If you only buy one holiday album by a convicted murderer this season, make it this one.
Special guest stars make everything better, right? It’s why I always invite Bill Bixby to my holiday dinners. Don’t give me that “I’m dead” crap, Bill, it never stops my uncle Steve […]
I think this is the first “From the Stacks” piece I’ve written that isn’t about a specific record. I don’t really care about “Does Your Heart Beat For Me” by Russ Morgan […]
You know Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, right? Play it with music some time. In this piece I get from the first blues song ever recorded to the Beatles in five unexpected […]
By the time the Stones’ Steel Wheels rolled into town I was pretty much done with them. Honestly, in the Rolling Stones vs. the Beatles match up I always sided with the […]
I love the Police. They are one of the very few bands on my “never made a bad album” list. Not even my beloved Bowie, Beatles, or Zappa can make that claim.