Best Jams of 2016

Because I can't get enough of the constant barrage of year end Top 10 lists, I feel the need to add to the endless parade by creating my own each year, based on the jams that made my face melt, made me forget about Trump, or had some other profound effect, during the course of the year.

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Farewell, Hag

It seems like we're losing too many music legends too fast these days. Two of my heroes, B.B. King and David Bowie, died within the past year, and we, unfortunately, added another name to that list with the passing of the mighty Merle Haggard.

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Best Tunes of 2015

Because I can't get enough of the incessant year end Top 10 lists, I feel the need to add to the endless parade by creating my own each year, based on the jams that made my face melt, or had some other profound effect, during the course of the year.

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Happy Accident

We're all familiar with the phrase, "Accidents will happen," and, in the case of the design of NIrvana's "Bleach" album, the "accident" that led to the final design was a good thing.

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Record Store Guy

You might be a tad bit skittish to return to your local record store, because that "asshole" behind the counter was a skosh dismissive about your opinions regarding the latest Robin Thicke album, but don't let that get you down.

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Good Ol’ Cantankerous Lou

Lou Reed was never known as an easy interview and was also never known to sugar coat anything. Both of these traits are beautifully on display in this clip from 1987.

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Best Tunes of 2014

Because I can't get enough of year end Top 10 lists, I feel the need to create my own each year, based on the jams that made my face melt, or had some other profound effect, during the course of the year.

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Album Art

I'm one of those old school dudes who still likes to take up copious amounts of space in my house with vinyl albums and CDs.

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Cobain Mixtape

Those of us who actually remember what a cassette tape looks like made several mixtapes back in the day. Some mixtapes were made to get you through a long drive, some were made to impress the ladies/dudes, and some were made to help you cope with the fact that the ladies/dudes weren't impressed.

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