Since I had real trouble cutting my list of songs tied to moments to a mere five, here are the others that I wrote, but were cut out of the final list. I wrote it, so I’ll be gosh–darned if I don’t post ’em. Honestly, how can you keep a list like that to five? […]Read more "The Ten Cuts: Five Songs Tied to Five Moments, Part II"
Well, someone answered the call from The Problem With Lists with a good one. (The Clone, naturally.) He did put this idea to me a while back, and I’ve just been too distracted to give it fair thought. But some of it has processed and I’m just going to lay it out here. Besides, I […]Read more "Five Songs Tied to Five Moments"
Well, it’s what everyone is talking about, so what the Heck. Did we get bin Laden’s location as a direct or indirect result of torture? Would you support torture if you “knew” it would lead to bin Laden’s capture or demise? Is torture justifiable in certain circumstances, even if your own moral code supposedly goes […]Read more "On Pain of Torture"
Pound for pound, Van Halen was at one time one of the greatest musical groups alive. They helped lead America out of the Disco era and into the eighties, when tremendously talented acts like Journey, U2 and Ozzy Osbourne roamed the arenas with abandon. It was back when Bruce Springsteen was still relevant and at […]Read more "Why Van Halen Was Better with Sammy Hagar"
Recently I was with a friend and he put on his Blu-Ray (what else would he have?) copy of the U2 360° tour disc. It was a fun chance to relive a bit of the concert, as we had the good fortune to see it when it came to FedEx Field. (Sidetrack: how sad that […]Read more "Why I Love U2"