Part 5 in a series. Once upon a time there was Def Leppard and Motley Crue and Skid Row. Then this video happened and that, as they say, was that.
First, let’s understand each other. I think videos are crap for the most part. As the previously mentioned “Runaround” by Blues Traveler confirms, if what Neil Postman warned us that we shouldn’t […]
Part 4 in a series. It sometimes seemed like MTV in the 1990s was little more than a video résumé for one Adam Spiegel, aka Spike Jonze. He seemed to be the guy […]
Part 3 in a series. Our first couple of installments in the series where characterized by rage, I suppose. So today let’s step away from the anger and look at videos of […]
Part 2 in a series. The Reagan/Thatcher years were marked by an utterly bizarre shiny/happy pastel sheen spread liberally across a decidedly apocalyptic doom. Listen to songs like “Everybody Wants to Rule […]
You’ve probably heard the old challenge: You’re stranded on a desert island and you can only have X albums to listen to for the rest of your life. What would you choose? […]
I had this little Facebook exchange yesterday with Tony Hamera, guitarist and songsmith for one of my favorite bands, The Blueflowers. Tony Hamera MBV – I don’t think there is a more overrated […]
Blasphemy: the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God (source) There was a point where committing blasphemy got you burned at the stake, stoned, etc. In fact […]
Streaming services and digital downloads: How can we listen to music in a way that actually benefits the musicians?
I love music. I can’t tell you how much money I’ve spent on it through the years, but a lot. I own thousands of CDs (either in physical or digital form) and […]
I’m a big Jets Overhead fan. Not only do I love the sounds they make, but it’s hard not to lose yourself in the near-zen simplicity of their message. If ever a […]