I sat down the other night for one hour of perfect writing time, the kind of time recommended by experts who write books on writing.
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 […]
All of the good stuff shares a border with pain.
I’ve had a lot of names over the course of my life. I’ve been Jimmy, Jim, James, Jimbo, Jimmy Mac, Jaime, Jamie, and Hymes. I’ve been Mr. Stafford, Dad, Son, and a […]
June 1977: American DJs are spinning Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke,” KC & the Sunshine Band’s “I’m Your Boogie Man,” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” Leo Sayer, Glen Campbell, and David “Hutch from Starsky […]
You don’t get to be the biggest band in the world by ignoring huge swaths of the world.
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 […]
John gave me a raise. Thanks to Tales From the Crypt I was now bringing home $500 per week, double what I made at Music Plus. Combined with Jody’s talent agency salary […]
This has been a two-fer week for me. Martin Luther King Day aligned with deadlines both here and on The Good Men Project, so the two of you who read me in […]
Okay, so maybe the rockets of my childhood weren’t the kinds that shot monkeys into space. Why the hell were we firing monkeys into space, anyway? I’ll tell you why: because guys […]