Don Your Crown and _____ a Gong!

August 19, 2017 — In the world of music I heard three interesting things this week. First, Slash was named guitar maker Gibson’s first global band ambassador. According to the music press what that means[…]

Then to Now

August 13, 2017 — Well, I’m back from my week off from writing, relying, again, on the radio for my inspiration. I had the radio on the classic rock channel this week, mostly, so given[…]

Build a Garage

July 30, 2017 — It’s nice when the radio DJ is a rock star, an actual one. There are many of those radio shows, but the one I listen to is Steve Jones’ show. It’s[…]

To Entertain Myself

July 22, 2017 — Sometimes we just have to, you know? Play music that’s just for ourselves. Sure, I’m not the only one on this planet who likes Lana Del Rey, but I’m sure I’m[…]

Too Much

July 16, 2016 — That was this week for me, too much everything. I saw new tv shows, heard new records, artists I didn’t know, read magazines, listened to the radio. Much of it seems[…]

The Fate of the Album

July 9, 2017 — Before my rapid-fire trips to Texas started, I heard a segment on the radio, an interview with a member of the indie band Muse about a single they were releasing. The[…]

Do You Like Katy Perry?

June 18, 2017 – My phone had a meltdown this week. I don’t have a particularly good phone. I’m not one of those people who waits in line for the latest and greatest, and frankly,[…]

Quiet Time

June 11, 2017 – Sometimes I just don’t want any input, no music, no tv, no movies, no sounds, save for the sounds of the outside — the birds, those little wind chimes everyone has[…]

Car Talk — Music

June 1, 2017 — In honor of car talk, the unexpected subject of this week’s story, and because I need to get a story up now before I travel this weekend, I thought we could[…]