Podcast Of The Week: 60 Songs That Explain The ‘90s

I simultaneously can’t believe Rob Harvilla made this many episodes of 60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s (120ish songs and it’s still incomplete?!) AND that he’s stopping making them.  There are approximately 5 podcasts I listen to regularly but don’t promote enough because they are part of the water in which my ears swim. These … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: 60 Songs That Explain The ‘90s

What Tricky Learned From Bjork: Let Weird Win

The relationship was bad. In the way celebrity-of-the-moment relationships can be. Tricky said it wasn’t because of Bjork, because, it was definitely all because of him. It took him a while to come around to it. It took him a while to come around to the advice she gave him too. It was advice he’d … Continue reading What Tricky Learned From Bjork: Let Weird Win

Sunday Music: “Three Hundred” By The Stereo

The first time you hear Rory Phillips as a member of The Stereo, he’s talking about being a young adult, getting woken up in the middle of the night by a girl he’s (unrequitedly, at that moment) in love with, and how she wants to go bowling.   Teenage luck. To a poppy punk soundtrack. From … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Three Hundred” By The Stereo

Podcast Of The Week: The Stereo, The Kings of No Hope, And The Therapy Of Getting Older

I’m fascinated by the in-between bands. The ones who were a few years early and a few years too late all at once. The Stereo is one of those bands. I could almost forget they were there. But then you hear a song, from 4 years before or 4 years after, and you say, “Oh … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Stereo, The Kings of No Hope, And The Therapy Of Getting Older

Sunday Music: Brittany Howard’s “Samson”

Brittany Howard is back with an incredible feeling, sounding, and thought-provoking record, What Now. She’s been going through some stuff since she started working on this in 2020.  The title track and video will get you moving, thinking, and feeling (I’ll post it below), but the song “Samson” is the one I’ve been most gripped … Continue reading Sunday Music: Brittany Howard’s “Samson”

The Time Joey Ramone And His Mom Went On Geraldo

I should save this for Mother’s Day, but I just can’t.  In a segment titled “Heavy Metal Moms” (I know, I know, just sigh it out and keep going), Geraldo asks questions to Charlotte Lesher, Joey Ramone’s mom, about songs like “Beat On The Brat.”  Pause for a second and ask yourself - what do … Continue reading The Time Joey Ramone And His Mom Went On Geraldo

Sunday Music: Rationalizing Glitterer’s “Rationale” (While Absolutely Loving This Record)

Seeing Glitterer live in the leadup to this release - I’ve been really excited for it. You know when you can see growth, as an iteration on the past without reiterating the past? That was the vibe. There’s no Title Fight rehashing here, but there is a band again, and most importantly - there’s the … Continue reading Sunday Music: Rationalizing Glitterer’s “Rationale” (While Absolutely Loving This Record)

Saturday Morning Media: Kanye’s WTF Vs. Kendrick’s LFG (To Therapy)

Kanye has a new album out, and whenever Kanye has a new album out, I’m curious.  I don’t think Kanye’s a genius, but I do think he’s incredibly gifted. “Crazy and bipolar” (his words), ok. But this new record, I’m at a loss, and I think I can explain.   I do think Kendrick Lamar is … Continue reading Saturday Morning Media: Kanye’s WTF Vs. Kendrick’s LFG (To Therapy)