I’m pretty sure Prince didn’t sleep between 1978 and 1990. I’m not even sure that he sleeps now. Eighties radio was dominated by the unholy alliance of Michael, Bruce, Madonna, and the […]
Talk about sweet — voices don’t come much sweeter than the great Curtis Mayfield.
Marlene wasn’t the first jabber-jaw whose inane rambling caused me anxiety, and she certainly wasn’t the last. You work with these people, too, and even if you don’t you hear them prattling […]
I met Alex Johnson thanks to Why It Matters just a couple of short years ago. Since then we’ve been fast friends on Twitter (follow him at @koolwriting) and have exchanged mail […]
Ah, yeah. William “Bootsy” Collins is a favorite of my son’s and mine. All either one of us has to say is “on the one” and the other will bust into some […]
Preston Lauterbach’s The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll absolutely knocked me out. It is a well-researched history of, well, of the road leading to what we know and love […]
I have a lengthy track record of disliking Michael Jackson. When I was seven my oldest sister received a 45 of “Dancing Machine” as a birthday gift. I thought that was pretty hot, then […]
The deeper I get into this little exercise the more I recognize that there aren’t distinct epochs inherent to one’s own musical soundtrack. The development of musical taste isn’t a linear continuum where […]