Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Oct. 9, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Mudhoney, Royal Trux, Los Super Seven and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

Mike Plume | The Tinnitist Interview

It took an intervention to get Mike Plume back on tour. No, not THAT kind of intervention. The singer-songwriter didn't need rehab. He needed to be reminded the road is...

DIY Discovery | The Crooked

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome back to DIY Discovery,...

DIY Discovery | The 1984 Draft

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to DIY Discovery, where...

DIY Discovery | Spacecadet Lullabies

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to DIY Discovery, where...

Back Stories | My 2010 Interview With George Thorogood

Back in 2010, I interviewed George Thorogood to preview his umpteenth Canadian tour. Talking to him was exactly what you might expect from listening to his albums: He was...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 25, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from KISS, Mercury Rev and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back then...

Back Stories | Bruce Springsteen Birthday Quiz

Bruce Springsteen was born on Sept. 23, 1949. Which means The Boss is one year away from turning 70. I don't know about you, but suddenly I feel very...

Back Stories | Black Eye Peas X Green Eggs & Ham

This week in Reunions Nobody Really Asked For: The Black Eyed Peas — or at least will.i.am and the other two dudes — have reportedly resurfaced and released their first new...

Back Stories | The Evolution of the Concert Ticket Rip-Off

Ticket scalping is back in the news this week, thanks to the Toronto Star's excellent report on Ticketmaster's latest round of skullduggery and scumbaggery. That reminded me of a...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Sept. 18, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Gomez, Godsmack and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here's what I had to say about them back then (with...

Back Stories | The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix

It's been 48 years since Jimi Hendrix died in London on Sept. 18, 1970. Here's a slightly edited version of a feature story I wrote back on the 40th...

Welcome to Tinnitist!

Hello there. Welcome to Tinnitist. My name is Darryl Sterdan. I'll be your server, chef, sommelier and pretty much everything else around these parts. If you followed me here from...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Sept. 11, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love and Hole, R.L. Burnside and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here's what I had to...

Back Stories | My 2001 Interview With Jello Biafra

Like every other teenage lunkhead who heard Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, I was a big Dead Kennedys fan back in the ’80s. I even saw them during their...

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