Albert King: An Appreciation
They called him the big man.
Standing in front of the stage at the original Lone Star Cafe, which may have been all of three and a half feet off the barroom floor, he appeared a giant. From the balcony that wrapped around the front and right hand side of Continue reading
As we celebrate two great feasts there seems no better time to remember the promise of the season:
Peace. Continue reading
“What’s in a name?,” the Bard rightly asked.
It’s a question I’ve been pondering once again as I’ve become obsessed with another: Could pop music even exist without songs simply titled by a girl’s name?
There’s no reason they’re required, though. The number of songs about a generic girl dwarfs the Continue reading
The Year in Music: The Titular Playlist
It’s time for the annual listing of the songs from which I borrowed my post titles. A mixtape fiend back in the C-90 era, I have once again provided a Spotify playlist. I’m Continue reading
These year end holidays are a bear. I should be writing, I have been writing. But I keep being dragged away by commitments.
Yet things keep nagging at me. This week, I’m wondering if our troubles as a nation can be chalked up to Classic Rock.
You decide for yourself. See you next week with a proper post.
The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s
(Originally published August 22, 2016)
I thought long and hard about taking this week off–I even took out the ingredients to make chocolate croissants. After all, the last thing any of you need is another opinionated epistle that has no external point of reference.
At least with books you get to decide if you want to read it yourself to see if what I’m Continue reading
Labor Day 2017
(C) Walt Disney Company
no infringement intended
And so another summer comes to an end. Around here, the weather gods have jumped early into autumn (58 degrees when I awoke) even as Houston starts to rebuild from a hurricane. September can be puzzling in a continent-spanning country. Continue reading