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 […]
Was I visited that night by my grandfather’s ghost? The reasonable answer is no, of course not. My dreams were simply projecting the enormous psychic weight of finally understanding his story […]
Statesboro, Georgia. Jody and I are in a school gym. At one end of the floor rests a stage. Bodies press together to about half court, then the crowd trails off like […]
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.
Only a nineteen-year-old man would bristle at being called “safe and normal.” At that age a guy looks in the mirror and sees “Wild One” Brando reflected back with no idea that […]
Lee G. and I sat on my bedroom floor doodling while we listened to The Alarm’s Declaration. I bought the album because when I saw Nigel Twist on the cover with his […]
Michael Stipe made his name by mumbling. R.E.M.’s early albums weren’t about the words but the tone, the feel. But a couple of generations earlier words were everything. People enjoyed a past […]
“What are you doing here on your day off?” Steve The Manager couldn’t fool me. His tone was harsh but his eyes smiled behind his thick glasses. “I’m a customer today.” “Well, […]