The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 nominees were announced this week, and as always the list included a few surprises. Among them was Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, one of the […]
It’s quite fashionable to criticize the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual inductees, and I’m nothing if not fashionable.
What if I told you that you can solve all of the world’s problems by writing a story?
Here’s another playlist that started as a discussion in the Facebook music group that I manage. Last week’s “live tracks better than their studio cousins” list led to the suggestion of cover […]
These bootlegs are horrible. I love them.
I am sitting in a diner, listening to Miles Davis’s 1987 album, Music From Siesta. I was managing a record store in Savannah when this album was released three decades ago. Thirty […]
This week’s “Deep Cuts” was inspired by a Google search. Most of the random searches that lead people to Why It Matters involve album covers, concert photos, song lyrics, that sort of […]
The photo accompanying this “Deep Cuts” gives you some idea of how seriously we used to take both our coffee and our sexism.
Prince’s after-show jams were legendary.
Prince pops up a lot in my personal soundtrack. The same is true for any of you who are [mumble mumble] years old.