Thunder Pie | The Lonesome Death of William McClure

Moments of their secret life together burst like stars upon his memory. ― James Joyce, The Dead One summer he appeared on the sidewalk, out of some kind of past that...

Stylus Counsel | Area Resident’s Records

I’m in the basement, mixing up the Resident … I’ve done seven full-length albums in my basement — including most of my latest release Polycanard, which comes out next...

Back Stories: My 2010 Interview With Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler

It was Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler’s birthday on July 17, so it seems like a good time to post my 2010 interview with him. Our chat was set...

Thunder Pie | The Summer Bat & The Lightning Bug

If you know me, you know I'm a huge fan of the band Marah. I've raved about their music for decades in print and online, and recently had the...

Stylus Counsel | Area Resident’s Records

I have always been a lover of liner notes. It might even have more to do with why I love vinyl records than anything involving audio quality. It's so...

20 Questions With Moonlight Jones

Music has taken Moonlight Jones to many corners of the globe and from coast to coast in the United States. In 2021, the Florida guitarist teamed up with International...

Stylus Counsel | Area Resident’s Records

My life-long pal Jordon Zadorozny of Blinker The Star made news late last year. Sadly, it wasn't for producing and contributing to any of my six Area Resident albums....

Rewinding 2022 (So Far) | The Long List

Another six months, another bajillion albums, EPs, box sets, compilations, anthologies, retrospectives, soundtracks, bootlegs and vinyl reissues. Here's every title that found its way into my ears and onto...

Rewinding 2022 (So Far) | Tinnitist’s Favourite Albums

Wait, it's July already? Damn. That was fast. I'd say time flies when you're having fun, but I don't know anybody who's actually having any. But even if the...

Rewinding 2022 (So Far) | Tinnitist’s Top Interviews

I spent about 30 years interviewing musicians the old-fashioned way: Talking on the telephone, transcribing the tape (or digital recording) and turning it all into a story or Q&A....

Rewinding 2022 (So Far) | Tinnitist’s Top Music Videos

I have said it before. I am saying it again: If there's one thing I've learned from running this site, it's that people love music videos. Here's the proof:...

Back Stories | Remembering Jim Morrison

I wrote this feature about Doors singer Jim Morrison on the 40th anniversary of his 1971 death. I was fortunate enough to talk to two of his surviving bandmates,...

Stylus Counsel | Area Resident’s Records

After learning their first drummer died, I remember asking my older brother which one of the men on the cover of Who Are You was the dead one. "The...

Stylus Counsel | Area Resident’s Records

There are a handful of possible reasons behind a decision to buy a live album. I recently picked up Fully Plugged In by Daniel Romano Outfit because I had tickets...

Now Hear This: The Glasspack

What's better than stumbling across a great band? Stumbling across a great band with a mighty back catalogue. That's what I lucked into with The Glasspack. If you're already...

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