• Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    10 Cities Where Summer Is More Miserable Than Phoenix

    We're at that point of the year where some people won't stop complaining about the heat until October.Believe it or not, there are plenty of places where the summer season is much more miserable than it is in Phoenix. Check out 10 prime examples:

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2014

    Record Store Day? More Like Record Store Life.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    9 Guilty Pleasure Admissions of a Record Store Geek

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    High School Music: A Reunion From Hell

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Heartbroken, Son? Now You Can Really Enjoy the Music!

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Here Comes Anti-Claus

    Santa-hatin’ scenesters unite

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Blah-Blah Sisterhood

    Chick-flick genre should disown this one

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    News From Home

    A look at the state of the world and Alice Cooper

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Power Ploys

    The Arizona State hockey team iced tough competition this season. So why did players pass on a shot at a national championship?