Sunday Music: Electric Relaxation (Tribe)

Is “Electric Relaxation” one of the greatest songs ever?  “Relax yourself girl please set-tle down” gets me going every time. Sexy as s***. And even if some of the lyrics are corny, they’re perfectly corny.  But for the non-music nerds, I have to clue you in on something else that's going on. Part of Q-Tip's … Continue reading Sunday Music: Electric Relaxation (Tribe)

Sunday Music: The (Perfect) Un-Originality In Sublime’s “Caress Me Down”

I was in a conversation last week with someone who brought up how original and fresh 90s music was. I said it was refreshing, in the sense of how it was such an original act of musical collage, but it wasn’t in and of itself anything new.  They disagreed.  I got sublime.  Or more literally, … Continue reading Sunday Music: The (Perfect) Un-Originality In Sublime’s “Caress Me Down”

When Joan Rivers Met GWAR

Calling anyone who makes something they feel personally invested in. Not just for an anonymous corporate overlord. Something you put a little piece of your best effects into, at the soul level.  Musicians, artists, writers - craftspeople of all types. Athletes and business people count too.  Anyone who has spent an insane amount of time … Continue reading When Joan Rivers Met GWAR

Podcast Of The Week: Revisiting The Judgement Night Soundtrack

The Ringer’s Bandsplain with Yasi Salek podcast… how have I been missing these? Yasi, Sean Fennessy, and Rob Harvilla get together for a deep discussion on one of the most defining soundtracks (and worst movies) of 1993, Judgement Night.  This was one of those CDs somebody always had. It wasn’t exactly good, but it was … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Revisiting The Judgement Night Soundtrack

Sunday Music: Tori Amos’ “Cornflake Girl”

WTF is a cornflake girl? The people who, despite being close to you, will hurt you. That’s what Tori Amos and her friends called a cornflake girl.  Trust meets trauma.  This is not really happening You bet your life it is Still hauntingly poetic.  I remember hearing this song and seeing the truck in the … Continue reading Sunday Music: Tori Amos’ “Cornflake Girl”

Sunday Music: Now Why You Wanna Go And Do That Love, Huh?

You know those weird things you say to yourself all of the time? As in the things you say to your dog, or the dishes, or the anthropomorphized internet company in your mind?  “Now why you wanna go and do that love, huh?” I say that - all of the time.  Here’s where it’s from, … Continue reading Sunday Music: Now Why You Wanna Go And Do That Love, Huh?

When Feedback Is Full Of It (With Conan O’Brien)

Conan went from being a writer on SNL and the Simpson’s in his 20s, to taking over for Letterman as he turned 30. Talk about a promotion. No pressure! To make things worse, he wasn’t just filling big shoes, he was also charged by the network to help find a younger audience. That gave him … Continue reading When Feedback Is Full Of It (With Conan O’Brien)

Sunday Music: Love Myself Better Than You

So what happens when you have to subscribe to yet another streaming service to watch a midweek soccer game, and then partway through a Saturday morning you remember a Super Bowl commercial told you Beavis and Butthead was on said platform, but instead you discover a short list of old MTV Unplugged episodes? You (and … Continue reading Sunday Music: Love Myself Better Than You