A Sexy Sunday Morning: Lydia Lunch and Jonnine Standish with Rowland S. Howard

A Sexy Sunday Morning: Lydia Lunch and Jonnine Standish with Rowland S. Howard

Nov 20, 2016

  It’s pretty obvious I’m obsessed with duets right now. I’ve been pretty deep into Rowland S. Howard‘s library this past month and two of my favorite songs are made totally sexy and beyond cool by Lydia Lunch and Jonnine Standish. In 1982, Lydia Lunch and Rowland S. Howard released a single that included “Some Velvet...

The Collected Lives of Patti Smith

The Collected Lives of Patti Smith

Sep 3, 2016

Someone asked if I would consider Woolgathering a fairy tale. I have always adored such tales but I am afraid it does not qualify. Everything contained in this little book is true, and written just like it was. ~Patti Smith Two years ago, a dear friend gifted me a signed copy of Patti Smith’s little book, Woolgathering. Published in 1992 — nearly two...

Getting to Know The Pretenders

Getting to Know The Pretenders

Aug 18, 2016

One of the great things about being in a band is sitting around listening to records together. That’s what got me on this Pretenders kick in the first place. I walked out of the basement and grabbed a beer from the fridge. Jenny and Sara were already on the futon, Roxie was stationed in one of the day-glow 70’s kitchen chairs by the end table and Todd was...

7 Best Lines of Hole’s Live Through This

7 Best Lines of Hole’s Live Through This

Jul 11, 2016

There is a lot surrounding Hole‘s second album, Live Through This that came out in 1994. A lot of history, a lot of controversy and so many great lines. It came out a week after Kurt Cobain died and just a few months before bassist, Kristen Pfaff’s death in June. While still a strong rock album, it was less abrasive than Hole’s first album...

They’ve Got A Fuzzbox and They Use It

They’ve Got A Fuzzbox and They Use It

Jun 2, 2016

Four young women met at Art School in Birmingham, England. One Saturday in 1985 their friend’s band needed an opening act. That afternoon they came up with three songs, rehearsed them and performed that night. They named their band  We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It! Because, “Every song’s got a fuzzbox on it.” In 1986 David Geffen acquired...

Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

May 29, 2016

If I had to use one word to describe Kate Bush it would be mystical. She’s mysterious, she rarely performs live anymore. And, her image is that of a fairy. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush collaborated multiple times, Kate Bush appears as a guest vocalist on quite a few of Peter Gabriel’s songs and I would say her voice adds the mysticism that both...