What Ricky Jay could do with playing cards went well beyond magic tricks.
There are more people on the face of the planet reading more text than at any time in history.
And the Lord smiled upon the scene, and he sayeth unto the masses,
Is the letter a lost art? The obvious answer is yes; after all, when was the last time you wrote or received a letter? E-mails don’t carry the same weight, and tweets […]
Special guest stars make everything better, right? It’s why I always invite Bill Bixby to my holiday dinners. Don’t give me that “I’m dead” crap, Bill, it never stops my uncle Steve […]
Every now and then a little group of songs piles up that I don’t really have full stories for, just quick impressions. Quite a few albums or songs from 1987-1988 fall into […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]