Lou Who?

Before I began researching Lou Reed for this article, my knowledge about the proclaimed “godfather of punk” was extremely minimal. I knew he was the key member of the Velvet Underground, that he had ups-and-downs with part-time pal David Bowie, and most recently, that he released the critically panned “Lulu,” a collaborative effort between Reed […]

The FCC, The President, and Net Neutrality

After widespread protests and nearly 4 million comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s website, President Obama has finally made a statement in favor of reclassifying internet service under Title II to protect net neutrality. So that’s it. We have the “big guns” now and that’s all we’ll need to win the battle for the net right? […]

Branford Marsalis: The Problem with Jazz

“If the value of the song is based on intense analysis of music, you’re doomed. Because people that buy records don’t know shit about music. When they put on Kind of Blue and say they like it, I always ask people: What did you like about it? They describe it in physical terms, in visceral […]

Fillmore: The Last Days – The Unreleased Tapes

Disclosure – I flipping love the San Francisco Sound of the late 60s. So the rest of this is going to come with a little bias. The Fillmore West was a huge, historic concert venue that was open from 1968 to 1971. In that time, it played host to so many great concerts that it can be […]