Last week we surveyed the long history of songs about Johnny, but we can’t overlook his sidekick Mary. Songs about Mary date at least to the eighth century, though those early ones […]
Deep Cuts: Discovery Songs
We just celebrated Columbus Day in the United States, one of our most contentious holidays.
Deep Cuts: Sex Songs
Pretty much all popular music after 1900 is about sex, but not all of those tracks are brazen enough to admit it in the title. So for this playlist we’re going to […]
Deep Cuts: Drunk Songs
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, but it’s not a bad recipe for a weekend.
Deep Cuts: Telephone Songs
You can’t have a telethon without a telephone. Well, I guess you can these days, provided we loosen up the definition of “telephone,” but hardware aside the spirit remains. The whole point […]
Deep Cuts: Songs For Sketches
Finished artworks are wonderful, but I’m a great admirer of the sketch.
Jethro Tull In A Thunderstorm
“Why would you pay good money to see Jethro Tull?” That’s the first question people asked me
Deep Cuts: Wolf Songs
Wolves make for good music, and why not?
Deep Cuts: Your Obligatory New Years Playlist
It’s going to be a rough one, folks.
On Diffuser: Cover Stories — X, ‘Los Angeles’
Punk rock is responsible for a lot of great album covers, but this one is my favorite.