2016 is the year I finally got that turntable, the one too replace the broken turntable, the broken turntable I finally unplugged and tossed into the garbage. All the while, and it must’ve been 2 years at least, I kept on buying vinyl knowing someday, some beautiful future day, I’d […]
OWTK Not Kids Music
Here’s what I and we (together with the girls) enjoyed this year. Some new names, some old faces, many great songs on these eleven fine albums. Girlpool Before The World Was Big Waxahatchee Ivy Trip Kasami Washington The Epic Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Mac McCaughan Non-Believers Josh Ritter […]
A new indie kid’s song popped up into my inbox late last night. It was from an artist I’d covered once or twice in the past but despite my familiarity, didn’t have the highest of hopes for, which makes what would happen next even more surprising. A negative bias will […]
Do you like Billy Joel, Ben Folds and, also, the beeps and blips of modern pop music? Well boy o’ boy do I have a band and a new album for you to hear. I’ve long been a fan of Jukebox the Ghost, a District by way of Philly trio, […]
I sometimes think my family should keep an apartment in L.A. Nothing fancy. I’m not talking Los Feliz or Santa Monica. I’d settle for Culver City. It’s not that we’re jetsetters, not exactly although we’re inching closer to that kind of ridiculous status with what we have planned for the […]
There’s more to the title of this record than four letters stuck in CAPS LOCK. It’s not a corporate acronym but a humble four letter word that is both a whispered prayer and bellowed marching order: HEAL. The new album from Strand of Oaks, Timothy Showalter’s one man Philly band, […]
I Hate Music is how I want to get old.