Don McLean

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Adrenaline Boost: Favorite Songs for Getting Shit Done

    In this week's music feature for the print edition of the Riverfront Times, we address the link between music and adrenaline in the sports world. Chemists and biologists have proven that music and other stimuli can have a major effect on sparking adrenaline, which in turn may boost both athleticism ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Music Games Decline to Rage Against the Censorship Machine

    Censorship is one of music's longer running conflicts, a struggle where the desire for marketability often trumps creative freedom. That's been the case for every music video game in existence, titles that constantly walk the aforementioned tightrope. One of the more challenging songs to appear in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Who's the Surprisingly Knowledgable Music Fan on Jeopardy's Writing Staff?

    Now that Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is apparently back from Samoa, one of the music world's biggest mysteries is over. This means we can turn our attention to other matters. Such as this: Just who is sneaking all the indie-rock questions into Jeopardy!? In the past month, Jeopardy! contestan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    The Ten Most Annoying Drunk-Sing-Along Songs

    Wikimedia Commons​Mardi Gras is this weekend. For some, it's a reason to stay the hell away from Soulard. For others, it's the time to go on a bender for a few days. The latter scenario wreaks havoc on livers, arrest records -- and jukeboxes. Yes, throw alcohol into the mix, and sane, rational ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Jive & Wail in Maplewood Sued for Copyright Infringement by BMI​Performance-rights giant BMI and several other copyright-owners have sued the Maplewood outpost of the Jive & Wail for copyright infringement In documents filed yesterday in U.S. District Court, multiple plaintiffs accused the Jive & Wail piano bar in Maplewood of nineteen in ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 26, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Culture

    February 14, 2001

    Dutch Treat

    Vincent van Gogh receives art therapy at the St. Louis Art Museum