This isn’t my first playlist of dream songs.
Grooves get things done.
Artist: T. Rex Title: Electric Warrior Year: 1971 Label: Reprise For more great sleeves, visit the The Hipgnosis Album Cover Gallery.
I never bought my dream vintage Mustang, but when Ford introduced the retro body style in 2005 I couldn’t wait to buy one.
The La Brea Tar Pits don’t figure into the collective imagination as much now as they did when I was a kid. Los Angeles’s bubbling puddle of goo always seemed to crop […]
New York looms large in the American imagination, especially for creative types. That’s where it all happens: The Chelsea Hotel, The Cafe Wha?, SoHo, Greenwich Village. Brooklyn kids. Warriors, come out to […]
Will this become a Why It Matters tradition? Probably not, but last year’s obligatory Christmas playlist overlooked the strange obsession that the glam rockers had with the holiday. I don’t pretend to […]
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:
Misfits come in all shapes and sizes, at least Alton Ellis did. He was 6’4″ easy, though his clothes were 5’8″. He had a huge pimply nose in the middle of a […]
This is the big number fifty in my ongoing narrative, not including the many sidebars and asides. This seems like a good of a time as any for a sanity check. I […]