Steve Gunn, etc.

Friends, I’ve been laid up. Them doctors, they just plum ripped out part of my spine. They done messed me up real good. Uhhh, anyway. I’ve been laid up. Laid up in Seattle, in the months of January and February and now March. There is not a worse time in a worse place to be […]

Visually Appealing Vinyl

I’m quite proud of the record collection I’ve amassed.  I have a subscription to Apple Music and I love it.  As I’m typing this I have my headphones on and I’m enjoying a new Kehlani album I likely would’ve never heard if I had to pay $9.99 for it.  A lot of my music listening […]

Jazz for Beginners

My buddy Tyson texted me tonight.  He sent me a list from Vinyl Me, Please of “The 10 Best Albums for a Jazz Beginner” and it was interesting.  I love Vinyl Me, Please.  It’s a perfect subscription record club and blog site for a vinyl head/music nerd like me.  Like any good list, this one […]

ICYMI: Quicksilver

I spent last weekend in Seattle with my brother, Andy, while he recovered from surgery to remove a tumor from his back.  We did make it to a couple of my Seattle-trip staples like Easy Street Records and Ebbets Field Flannels, but most of the trip was spent in his apartment.  If you saw the […]

ICYMI: We Ain’t Them

I originally posted this on the site three months ago, but I did some house cleaning on the blog and had to re-post it.  Please excuse any dated references. I distinctly remember sending my brother an e-mail about Donald Glover many years ago saying, “To me, this guy is the genius that everyone claims Kanye […]

ICYMI: One Step Ahead

I originally posted this on the site a few months ago when the Queen of Soul passed, but I did some house cleaning on the blog and had to re-post it.  Please excuse any dated references.  R.I.P. Aretha Franklin. A few weeks ago I wrote that Tariq Trotter (a.k.a. Black Thought) is the GOAT MC. […]

ICYMI: Poinciana

I originally posted this on the site a few months ago, but I did some house cleaning on the blog and had to re-post it.  Please excuse any dated references. My buddy Tyson texted me the other day and we were going back and forth about our favorite TV shows.  I talked about how my […]