“Why would you pay good money to see Jethro Tull?” That’s the first question people asked me
Deep Cuts: Classic (Instrumental) Rock
Rock and roll, for all of its memorable riffs and heavy beats, is really a lyric-based medium.
Deep Cuts: Eight Songs About the Number Four
Why It Matters turns four years old this week, so why not feature some tracks from my playlist that have the number four in the title? Here’s my commitment to you: I […]
Deep Cuts: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits
Last week we celebrated Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. It was a small gathering at Chuck E. Cheese, and I lost poor Yorick’s head in the ball bath. Heyooooo. My social media was abuzz […]
43. A One-Way Ticket, Only One Way To Go
Foreigner is one of those tragic victims of the Keyboard Eighties. Why so many Sixties and Seventies survivors felt the need to change what worked for them escapes me. I blame some […]
42. Changes Aren’t Permanent (But Change Is)
Ninth grade was a very strange time. I was a member of The Guys In Black Tee Shirts Who Jam, but I wasn’t hardcore enough for Prevo, or prevocational school. I played […]
38. What Song Is It You Want to Hear?
My first major breakup didn’t even involve me. My sister dumped Mike, no doubt for valid hell-raising reasons, but without considering me. How was I supposed to find my path to the […]