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 […]

ICYMI: Web

I originally posted this on the site five 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 last weekend and suggested I tell the story of how we used to find hip hop music when we were in […]

ICYMI: Park Joint

I originally posted this on the site six 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 with a question: What’s your most underrated album of all-time?  Damn good question, Ty.  Worthy of another ICYMI […]