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 […]
I met Alex Johnson thanks to Why It Matters just a couple of short years ago. Since then we’ve been fast friends on Twitter (follow him at @koolwriting) and have exchanged mail […]
Bruce wasn’t the only chart topper of 1984 whose worst songs also happen to be his most popular. The Billboard 100 singles chart for that year represents a tremendous amount of talent […]