Last year’s The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax, by Andrew Cartmel, was the first installment in a new mystery series (a series but they can be read independently) and … Continue reading
As I write this (though I confess that I’m typing it a couple of days later), I’m sitting at a quiet café patio table in the shade by myself, sipping … Continue reading
I recently wrote a piece for Aquarium Drunkard on the “starkly bleak” but beautiful song “Island Lady” by Pearls Before Swine.
Though “Melissa” has always been my favorite Gregg Allman song, (and it’s my wife’s name, which bumps it up a few notches), “Multi-Colored Lady”, from his first solo album, 1973’s … Continue reading
Rush’s 1984 track “Red Lenses” is a textbook example of a “deep cut”: a track not well known and generally overlooked when an album first came out. Often deep cuts … Continue reading
Dungen (pronounced “Doon-yen”) – Live at Amoeba Records in L.A. in March, uploaded to YouTube a few days ago. A cracking performance, albeit short. Two songs from Haxan (an album … Continue reading