Jarod and I have been in touch over the years and we remain good friends. I haven’t talked to him in the last couple of years, but ours is one of those […]
Okay, here’s the deal: This playlist was put together as a companion for a piece that I canceled. I’m sure the backbone of that particular story will make its way into some […]
Here’s yet another bootleg from my Jane’s stacks. Like most bands, Jane’s Addiction played a lot of covers early on, and one of my favorites was “Whole Lotta Love.”
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 […]