Confession time: I used to skip school to watch Letterman’s morning show. Sorry, Mom.
One can sum up ’80s pop music with four artists: Bruce, Madonna, Michael, and Prince. In a way they were the last of the real superstars. The ’90s belonged to the anti-stars […]
Twenty years? Really? For the love of Kurt’s cardigan, am I getting old.
What’s this? A new feature on Why It Matters? Let’s hope so. April Moseley is a long time reader who approached me with the anti-“Deep Cuts”–a playlist of new music that you should […]
This weekend’s Midtown Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia has been the buzz on social media. Me, I’m on the other coast so I’ve had to follow along as my friends and colleagues […]
The assassination of John F. Kennedy scarred American culture in a way that I’m not sure we ever really got over. Within six years we were on the Moon and integrating schools, […]
What’s that? You say that I can’t put together a playlist of loneliness songs without stooping to mopey sad sack drivel like “Missing You”? Challenge accepted:
Benefit gigs are great for a few reasons: they raise lots of money, and hopefully a good chunk of that flows to the designated charity; they bring together disparate artists that may […]
Songs about school date back to the beginning of rock and roll. Throughout the Fifties and Sixties they focused on just how keen and swell school is, and then Alice Cooper happened. […]
Hard to believe but there was a time before YouTube – before cable television and home video for that matter. We ate the music we were served and we liked it, said the […]