Uncles mostly get a bad rap in rock songs. They’re molesters, abusers, creeps.
What’s this? A new feature on Why It Matters? Let’s hope so. April Moseley is a long time reader who approached me with the anti-“Deep Cuts”–a playlist of new music that you should […]
The Beatles broke up in 1970, and we spent the rest of the decade in denial: They’re getting back together, it’s just a matter of time. Wings isn’t so bad, and neither […]
“Hey, you’re a little headbanger. Want these?” I handed Sherri’s little brother my 8-track collection: KISS, AC/DC, Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath. “Why, what’s wrong with them?” “Nothing. I’m just not […]
I have 33,000 songs in my pocket. I can go for three months, twenty-four hours per day and not listen to the same song twice; well, at least not the same version. […]
Texas was a blessedly short adventure. We were only there for nine months or so before my father took a job in South Carolina and we were off again. Not much grows […]
Not all of the flotsam from my father’s childhood drifted into my grandfather’s fireplace. When he was a boy growing up in his small mountain town, he struck a deal with the […]