Do people born after 1983 realize just how huge The Police were?
From The Stacks: Elvis Costello, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (12-inch single)
Elvis Costello doing an Animals classic, am I right?
April’s Picks: July 2014
The great April is back from her monthly global hunt for the finest, vine-ripened music she can find. This month found her kidnapped by a group of keytar-obsessed Pygmies, and as a […]
Deep Cuts: San Francisco Songs
I’m in San Francisco this week, which I must confess isn’t one of my favorite cities. I’m sorry, I know people adore this place and I’ve had some great times here, but […]
Deep Cuts: A Listener’s Guide to the Chitlin’ Circuit
Preston Lauterbach’s The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll is a must read, but it’s also a must listen. The music covered spans a period of sixty years, and listening […]
50. The Punk and the Godfather (Why It Matters Revisited)
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 […]