New Band of the Month: April – LCD Soundsystem

Every month this year, I'm dedicating myself to getting into a new band.  By 'new band', what I really mean is an old band who I've known of for awhile but have for one reason or another never checked out.  Maybe they were a genre I wasn't into, maybe they were the favorite band of … Continue reading New Band of the Month: April – LCD Soundsystem

New Band of the Month: March – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Every month this year, I'm dedicating myself to getting into a new band.  By 'new band', what I really mean is an old band who I've known of for awhile but have for one reason or another never checked out.  Maybe they were a genre I wasn't into, maybe they were the favorite band of … Continue reading New Band of the Month: March – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

New Band of the Month: January – Fugazi

This is my attempt at a regular feature that is more, well, regular. Every month this year (assuming no catastrophic changes in my life), I'm going to dedicate myself to getting into a new band.  By 'new band', what I really mean is an old band who I've known of for awhile but have for … Continue reading New Band of the Month: January – Fugazi

Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

"It was a Jump to Conclusions mat." ~ The fat guy. I'm seriously not trying to read too much into this because it was really an insignificant moment.  But it illustrates a point so I'm gonna mention it. A little more than a week back, at that whole Soul Club Shebang (maybe they should change … Continue reading Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Never Retire

This Sunday, the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Edward Glaeser entitled, "Goodbye, Golden Years." In it, Glaeser suggests that perhaps looking towards retirement isn't the only way to envision our grayer years.  He presents substantial numbers in the piece to compare the percentage of retired 65+ers now to previous decades, but the … Continue reading Never Retire

The Rich Are Different Than You and Me

"Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry." ~ The Great Gatsby It feels like this debate over wealth distribution has to be reaching a tipping a point.  Between the Occupy Walls Street Protests, the Republican candidate debates and the release of the report detailing "Trends in the Distribution … Continue reading The Rich Are Different Than You and Me

10 Years On: Revisiting Gold

With about a month before the release of Ryan Adams’ first new album since the unimpressive Cardinals team up, “Cardinology,” I think it’s well worth looking back at the album that truly initiated Ryan’s solo career almost exactly ten years ago, “Gold.” While his technical first (and still best) solo album was “Heartbreaker,” “Gold” often … Continue reading 10 Years On: Revisiting Gold