Johnny Cash is a legend. That photo of him flipping the bird at San Quentin State Prison in 1969 has to be the greatest spontaneous photograph of a musician in history. There’s also his music.
As the American political spectacle unceasingly assaults our senses (hardly the best sales pitch for global proliferation of democracy) two suspected truths have been unquestionably confirmed. One, the United States of America is the only nation on this planet whose national elections are followed with such intensity and self-interest by the rest of the world. […]
I only ever watched approximately ten minutes of The Larry Sanders Show. And I only did that by accident as I flipped through the channels looking for something to watch and stumbled upon Warren Zevon talking. This fluke caused me to pause at which point I learned that Warren was the “guest” on The Larry […]
It is odd, though so very true, that we are often ignorant of that which is nearest us. I grew up in a small tourist town in which the downtown is filled with small shops selling knickknacks and wares to busloads of tourists. A great many people from all over Ontario and even Canada have […]
This song just might be too dangerous to play. I’m talking an eighties one hit wonder with not one, but TWO modes of audience participation (clapping AND response singing during chorus), a title almost everyone screws up, and peculiar lyrics including the gem “labadab dab dab life”. Add in the fact I owned this on […]