These are the posts from June 2008
In the latest Song of the Day essay, I tackle the War on Drugs in a mere three paragraphs. Well, the band, not the futile efforts to curb the drug problem in America — that would certainly take a bit longer to fully dissect.
To read the full review and hear the [...]
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article for NPR Music based on an interview from WNYC’s Soundcheck with David Byrne. Byrne’s latest project, called Playing the Building, transforms an antique pump organ and the old Battery Maritime Building in New York into an actual musical instrument.
The keyboard triggers mechanical devices that [...]
Blues-rock legend Bo Diddley died today at age 79. As great of a guitarist and early rock and roll icon as he was, the first thing I thought of when I heard the news this morning was this:
Ironically, this was my first introduction to Bo Diddley when I was a kid. This commercial, [...]