We’re Holding Back So We Won’t Explode

My “music friends” undoubtedly know the feeling. You have thousands of songs in your ITunes library (I currently have 8,405) and sometimes for days or even weeks on end, you hate all of it. Right? I am feeling this right now. No matter what comes on my IPod while it’s on Shuffle, it’s not what [...]


A largely under-the-radar rock band called Dramarama released a terrific album called “Vinyl” back in the early 1990’s. The album was just hooks galore, a mix of Stonesy riffs, chugging guitars and backbeats, dressed up nicely with lead singer John Easdale’s clever lyrics. One of the things I liked best about the album was that [...]

A Systemic System of Systems

Systems. It’s a word that has a very versatile set of meanings. An IT guy will have a much different gut reaction when he or she hears the word “system” than a football coach will. A lawyer or judge will have a 180 degree differing reaction when they hear the word uttered. The other night [...]

Two Hitter

A couple of quick hits today:

I didn’t know that Keith Foulke was attempting a comeback. You can never truly know a professional athlete these days because they’re in that 1% of the population who are making 90% of the money, which means most of them live quietly in gated communities so people don’t bother them. [...]

Too Much Pork For Just One Fork

Over the weekend I ventured into the magical land of pork tenderloin again, a place where there are always rainbows, sunshine, peace, quiet and nice cold beer. I usually dress up the pork with an Asian wet rub/marinade, but I thought I’d change it up this time and go dry rub. So I referred to [...]

Meanwhile, At The Hall Of Justice…..

I’ve never really thought I was superhuman. There were probably a few teenage years there where I didn’t think of the consequences of driving a little too fast or doing something generally stupid, but I’ve always kept it in the back of my mind to be careful overall. I remember playing hockey pretty much year [...]

Music’s Archie Bunker

For years I’ve been reading Bob Lefsetz and laughing. I mean, the guy can really capture your attention and keep it when he writes. I still don’t really know what he does or how he makes money. And I don’t think I want to know, because I gwet the feeling that the more I know [...]