Toying with the idea of creating a podcast about The Aesthetics of Rock — a tribute, I suppose you could say, but really, more of an exploration. I have a few ideas in mind, but the likelihood of me pursuing such a thing would increase tenfold if I can find a couple or a few other people to share some of their thoughts with me … Continue reading Who Wants to Talk Aesthetics?
My professional guidance to rock critics, since before the Internet, was: Don’t become one. It’s a useful thing to tell people because the ones that really don’t want to will fall by the wayside, and the ones who do want to will defy you and get better anyway. Of course, I’m being somewhat comic. I wasn’t quite that absolute. But this is a very hard … Continue reading Don’t Do It
Scene, May 1, 1976, from Ireland. I should dedicate this to my four-year-old daughter, who loves various Beatles songs, but, after watching a bunch of clips of the group on YouTube, has developed an almost bizarre antipathy to Paul McCartney. Her reason? “That guy is difficult.” (Also: he “looks like a girl.”) Continue reading Obscure Music Magazine of the Day: Scene