If you want country the way nature intended it, you can’t do much better than 1962’s George Jones Sings Bob Wills. That is, unless you skip the intermediary George Jones step and […]
My kids run across a crusty old song now and then that for them is a revelation. “Dad, have you ever heard this?” they excitedly ask. “Do you like it?” Usually my […]
Here’s another great bootleg from my stacks. This one captures a 1971 show at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley, California.
With exception to a dark period in their catalog that I choose not to think about, Heart has long been one of my favorite bands. Of the thousands of groups who modeled […]
My boy suffered his first loss recently, a friend who simply didn’t wake up one morning. That’s the way to do it, but not a week shy of your sixteenth birthday.
Hipgnosis is The Beatles of album cover art — nobody has ever done it better than the British design firm founded by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell. Their first cover was Pink Floyd’s […]
A good friend of mine recently lost her father. There’s really not much else to say here. Loss is incredibly difficult. She suggested that I put together a “Deep Cuts” list of […]
An alert reader and good friend I’ll never meet brought up classic rock radio recently. I’m paraphrasing here, but he mentioned that in the good old days of radio — say, 2005, for […]
So you’ve decided that 2012 is the year you drop that dead weight, whatever his or her name is, or take a trip to Greece while it’s still there. Here are some […]
“I’m not driving to Colorado every time your grandfather decides he’s dying,” my father muttered. He jammed the last of the luggage into the back of the station wagon. “He rotted his […]