Record Store Day is tomorrow. So I shouldn't have been surprised when my editor said, "Hey, maybe you can write something about Record Store Day." Makes sense. I do write under the moniker Record Store Geek. It's just that my editor has only asked me for one specific column in the entire two yea ... More >>
If you've read any of my prior ramblings, then you know that I explore the topic of musical credibility a lot. It's in my nature. Should you and I like what we like, regardless of critical stature, or should we concentrate on artists with a certain level of critical credibility? Here's the genera ... More >>
I just got back from my 30th high school reunion in Minot, North Dakota. It was great to see so many of my lifelong friends and classmates. Most of us have spread out across the country, and we all commented on how comfortable and familiar it was to be back together in our ever-expanding (oil boom ... More >>
When my kids were little, and I'd be playing and talking about music with them, they'd say, "Dad, what is this song about?" You can probably guess my answer. Because eight out of 10 songs (not an official stat) are about the same thing: Love. Of course, that one simple word cannot begin to explain ... More >>
Santa-hatin scenesters unite
Chick-flick genre should disown this one
A look at the state of the world – and Alice Cooper
The Arizona State hockey team iced tough competition this season. So why did players pass on a shot at a national championship?