Here is my shameful secret: I skipped the first Lollapalooza because I was a huge Jane’s Addiction fan.
This is the end, my only friend. That’s what the end of those first relationships feels like. Who am I kidding? That’s how the end of any relationship feels: friendships, romances, death. […]
Do you have kids? Have you tried to share with them something you’re really into only to get the blank stare?
Some amazing music came out in 1990. By the time those little trick-or-treaters knocked on our apartment door that night, I’d spent what little expendable income I had on some brilliant records […]
Ritual de lo Habitual came out that summer, and Jane’s Addiction were suddenly superstars. I skipped shows because I felt betrayed in that way that kids do when their band suddenly becomes […]
Did this 1988 album kick off the alternative ’90s? Read this Diffuser piece and decide for yourself. (Spoiler alert: Yes, it did.)
I resisted this when it came out. Musically there was no difference between this version of the “Been Caught Stealing” CD single and the regular issue, and I already owned that. Did […]
Tales From the Crypt. Two-Fisted Tales. For a short period during my early twenties, “Tales” was the keyword in my working life. It’s also the keyword in a lot of music. I’m […]
During Jane’s Addiction’s 2012 “Theatre of the Escapists” tour, an odd piece of business happened each night. An odd-looking woman pushing a baby carriage across the stage — no comment, no big […]
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 […]