Two days of nearly straight driving carried us almost coast to coast. Jody and I barely spoke, barely moved. We were barely awake. The closer we came to Los Angeles the heavier […]
What’s this, a second Appetite? Well, yes and no.
Jody left to visit a childhood friend in Los Angeles. I worked, went to class, and kicked around our too-expensive apartment. I missed her, and I didn’t like being alone. No, I […]
Wow, last moments get a lot of action in music land. I have at least 150 “last” songs on my playlist, and that doesn’t include whatever’s in my vinyl stacks that remains […]
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 […]
Her name was Carol. She was nicotine thin, a couple of years out of style in her Chic jeans, and a metalhead. In high school she would have been one of the […]
In story time we’re at 20 years after 20 years after Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. 1987 was a remarkably good year for music, a kind of intersection for the […]
Stone Soul Foundation turns out the kind of hard rock that made me pledge my allegiance to the Guys in Black Tee Shirts Who Jam. This New York-based four piece makes crunchy […]
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 […]
This was the one that was supposed to break Athens, Georgia’s Love Tractor nationally. Things didn’t work out that way, but it’s still a great album.