April Moseley, our resident new music expert, is back with her December picks for you. It’s a killer list, and I’m not just saying that because I owe her twenty bucks.
Between this week’s memoir piece, my mother’s illness, and my ever-present awareness that I’m falling apart, death has been on my mind a lot lately. There’s nothing I hate more than going […]
I know I’m going to get grief on this one, but Alice Cooper’s 1978 From the Inside is my vote for Cooper’s masterpiece.
Okay, so maybe the rockets of my childhood weren’t the kinds that shot monkeys into space. Why the hell were we firing monkeys into space, anyway? I’ll tell you why: because guys […]
Jasen Buch, or Alien Coffeeground as he’s known on his blog, is a writer, Tweeter (@AlienCG), and music fan to follow. He’s a thoughtful, smart reader/listener who always has something insightful and […]
Will this become a Why It Matters tradition? Probably not, but last year’s obligatory Christmas playlist overlooked the strange obsession that the glam rockers had with the holiday. I don’t pretend to […]
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 […]
We stayed with Lee G.’s friends at Murrells Inlet that week, just down the road from Myrtle Beach. The hub around which the whole thing turned was his friend Sheila, whose parents […]
Have you ever seen lion cubs wrestle? Humans are no different, especially boys. We go through a period where we behave like badasses even though the overwhelming majority of us aren’t. We […]
One morning before home room the perky girls began tacking hand-lettered signs all over the school. Two weeks from Friday we were invited to attend a sock hop in the school gym. It […]