We lost another multigenerational political and popular icon this week with the passing of Aretha Franklin. Though she lived a full life, performing right until the very end, I still think 76 is far t
The Queen of Soul has died at the age of 76. Despite having a very large music library, I am not much of a completist and so I have huge gaps, even of bands that I like. For instance, just yesterday,
So, I was reading Rachel Lee Rubin’s new short book on Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee” and I learned something I didn’t know but that also didn’t surprise me.
This is the grave of Jim Morrison. There’s no point in going over the details of Morrison’s life. He was terrible, The Doors were a terrible band, Oliver Stone made a terrible movie about
On this day in 1998, Lucinda Williams released Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, one of the greatest albums ever made. It was the cap on a wonderful early career. She was already middle-aged by this time,
This is the grave of William Warfield. Born in 1920 in West Helena, Arkansas, he grew up in Rochester, New York, when his father, a Baptist minister, took over a congregation there. He became locally
It’s time for an entirely too long post about music. It’s too long because I didn’t get around to finishing anything while I kept listening to new albums and reading new stories. Wel
Here is a great history of Living Colour, one of the most underrated bands in history, particularly focusing on their debut album Vivid and it’s great single “Cult of Personality.” I