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My Musical Adventures

Wicked Garden: Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel...

I wasn’t very excited to go to this show. 6 days before, I’d seen it in Corpus Christi, and it was just…ok. Not bad, just not a standout. But this...

October 30, 2010

White Zombie Box Set

It will be ready for Christmas! How apropo…

September 10, 2008
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White Stripes new song/video, Icky Thump

Check out the new video here. Supposedly, it’s a commentary on our immigration situation. I still can’t get past the name….

May 24, 2007
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Whip It : Devo, Reggie Watts @ The Regency Ball...

It was to be my twelfth show in fifteen days, and it was definitely the ‘wildcard’ show. I’ll admit it, I know very little about Devo. I blame it on...

November 7, 2009

Where would you want to play your dream gig and...

As you can tell from my live review metrics- the venue definitely plays a role at a show. And, man, there are some great ones here in SF- The Great...

April 28, 2008

Where have all the posters gone?

Ummm…hellloooo?!?!?!? Where’s my poster? I’m paying more for tickets, dammit. Imagine my surprise when, a few weeks into living here, I go to The Fillmore, and on the way out...

March 18, 2008
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When I Was Free: Spindrift, RT & The Stand...

I had what most might deem an unusual childhood. In a world of Disneyland vacations, Girl Scout troops, and summer camp as normal childhood touchstones, I did things that would...

July 2, 2011

What's your favorite song to perform and why?

The performer’s challenge: how to deal with playing the same songs night after night. I’ve seen a lot of bands several times- and there are some songs that just seem...

September 10, 2007

What's the Alternative? 2009 in Alt-Rock

It’s challenging to write about what happened to a genre of music in 2009 when it’s as loosely defined as Alternative.  What exactly is Alternative music, really?  It’s hard to...

January 3, 2010