My favorite Neil Young song is next on the docket.
Like last time, I have to begin with a bow to the production quality of the studio recording. The instruments spread perfectly across the frequency spectrum – full bass, cutting mid-range guitars, shimmering and “chimey” high end in the cymbals and vocals. View all photos
Here is yet another tale of a grown Ben Sommer crying like a little bitch.
It was early 1998. I had moved home from Boston where I was shacking up briefly with my then-girlfriend (now-wife) for a couple months. I had just returned from a fascinating journey of healing (bad back, neck, View all photos
Rock music criticism is bullshit.
The fact is that most rock critics are failed musicians who majored in English in college and have a chip on their shoulders that they didn’t make it in music or fiction writing. The evidence for this is the clear avoidance of actual music criticism in rock View all photos
Thought I’d get your attention today by imploying my favorite tactic: stating – and arguing for – a position that is the inverse of the one run of the mill intellectuals hold.
We all hear liberals say: US is the only 1st world country that hasn’t abolished the death penalty. That’s a View all photos
My 2 year long journey as an itinerant substitute teacher yielded many crazy stories. I look back now and call them Government School Fails. Here’s fail story #1:
I was living in Somerville, MA in spring 1998 with my girlfriend – our first place together. We’ve been married 10 years now. I View all photos
“Buy American” is a largely bullshit slogan. Products that serve the consumer best get the consumer’s vote in the market – the only true voluntary, direct democracy. If rust belt bailout welfare queens like Chrysler and Ford can’t muster up the most compelling cars – or Johnson & Johnson can’t create View all photos
Reading the recent George Clooney feature in Rolling Stone, he admitted to an odd mental affliction that I have – what he called “I could just do something”. His dad was a TV news personality in Lexington, KY. Little George would frequently be on set with the family for fake Family View all photos
Today’s episode in the infamous history of political correctness goes back again to my days in music grad school at UMass Amherst.
To get a Master degree in music at UMass wasn’t hard, but you had to produce a final work – I chose to go further and put on an hour-long View all photos