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The Scott Sharrard Interview: On Muscle Shoals, Classic Gibsons, and Mourning The Allman Brothers

Watching  a mesmerizing guitar player and riveting lyricist like Scott Sharrard feels like a master glass in guitar driven blues and rock. Scott creates music that is deeply emotive and personal. His latest offering, Saving Grace, resonates deeply. The album, released in 2018,… Continue Reading →

Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings

In a recent interview, somebody dared to ask the composer, “Is Jazz dead?”.  (He provided an apt and abrupt answer to that question).   I think we need to take a step higher and ask ourselves “What is Jazz?”  And… Continue Reading →

Lightweight Alert! Dave Grohl Can’t Even Drink One Beer Without Falling Off The Stage

For a “rocker” who allegedly worships at the cliched but eternally gilded Jack-and-syringe altar of Lemmy and Keef, Dave Grohl sure can’t hold his alcohol, can he? No matter how many thousands of VH1 Behind The Music-style rawk docs this… Continue Reading →

This Is Not A Supergroup

I wasn’t going to write this but it is gnawing at me. First off, I have never seen so many Best Of lists in my life, seriously. Everyone has a Best Of fucking list. Hell, even I had a Best… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 6: “Lucifer Sam”

“Lucifer Sam” by Pink Floyd, Released August 4th, 1967 We’re only six tracks into the Madcap series and already I’m tripping over one of my Top 5 Syd Barrett bangers, not to mention one of the very best songs of… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 5: “Astronomy Domine”

“Astronomy Domine” by Pink Floyd, Released August 4th, 1967 The first sounds one hears when cuing up Pink Floyd’s Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Syd Barrett’s first foray into the album format, are the garbled distress signals of a lost… Continue Reading →

U.S. Blues: A Very Hippie 4th Of July Playlist

“Wave the flag, pop the bag, rock the boat, skin the goat, shine your shoes, light your fuse, can you use them ol’ U.S. Blues?” For some reason the 4th of July has always been really big with hippies. Is… Continue Reading →

Everyone Gets Trophies: Why Music Blog Criticism Is Afraid To Criticize

How does an artist survive a bad review? Do they wallow in their misery or do they breathe it all in and come back all the better after taking the criticism to heart? As the still-invincible Doobie Bros once harmonized,… Continue Reading →

Awwww, Our Very First Death Threat

There are many mile markers to success. And while we may not actually be successful, we HAVE now achieved one significant accomplishment that we are thrilled about: Our very first death threat. So we would like to take some short… Continue Reading →

This Father John Misty Album “Leak” Is A Scam

WHO: Joshua Tillman aka “Father John Misty” aka “Fleet Foxes Guy” aka “The Most Self Important Asshole On Earth” (thanks Ryan Adams) WHAT: Publicity stunt album rollout alert WHEN: Unfolding right now WHERE: Music blogs, social media, expanding within your… Continue Reading →

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