Over at The Ringer, I wrote about the 35th anniversary of The Talking Heads’ amazing concert film Stop Making Sense and the ways in which David Byrne and Jonathan Demme’s overlapping, visi
Over at The Ringer my buddy Adam Nayman and I got deep into the weeds and chose our twelve favorite tracks from the new sixty song Replacements’ box set Dead Man’s Pop! It’s an inter
Over at the Oxford American, I wrote about Warren Zevon’s 1982 MTV concert film, the strange tug of his magnetic songwriting and the casualties of his checkered life. Best of all, I roped in the
Hellos and goodbyes! Over at Oxford American, I ponder The Who’s 1982 Farewell Concert and debut the title track from my band, the Paranoid Style’s new LP A Goddamn Impossible Way Of Life!
Over at the Ringer, the film critic (and my friend) Adam Nayman and I endeavored to explain what makes R.E.M.’s Reckoning such a timeless masterpiece, on the occasion of its 35th birthday. With
Let’s discuss Learning to Crawl, the extraordinary third album by the Pretenders which was released thirty five (35!) years ago this year. To say that Learning to Crawl was brought to bear under dif
Let’s talk about Don’t Tell A Soul, The Replacements’ 1989 album which turns thirty (thirty!) this week. I was a little young to be hip to the ‘Mats at the time of its release, but when I