Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>
Old 97s, with The Travoltas and Rhett Miller (solo)
Oct. 16, 2012
Music is a funny thing. Like photos or scent, songs have a way of making us remember the past. Late relatives. Swim class. That road trip to Dollywood with a jerk you never should have dated in the first place. Chances ar ... More >>
Advertising products they'd never endorse in the United States, American celebrities have always looked to Japan for extra income. Which is a shame, because Americans would have loved to have seen a post-prison James Brown shilling Cup o' Noodles in 1991.
After a quick four-day work-week, the weekend's here again. If you spent too much over the last three-day weekend, know that a night at the theater is probably out. So are wine-tastings and fund-raisers. But there are always local concerts, free art gallery openings and at least one food-centric str ... More >>
Album: Joel Diamond Experience
Label: Casablanca Record and FilmWorks
What it sounds like:
Disco-licous. John Travolta twirling around looking dapper in a white suit.
When the good folks over at firejoemorgan.com announced that they were hanging it up, I went into a short period of mourning.
For those of you who aren't that familiar with Fire Joe Morgan, it's basically like baseball porn for people like me. Geeky, slightly stat-obsessed, and tired of hearing all ... More >>