This blog is not a self-righteous polemic. I’m writing it from a very understanding point of view, the same way an ex-smoker would write to those who are smoking still. Weight is something I’ve struggled with my entire life. I was a heavy kid, all the way through college and beyond. It never really got […]Read more "The Cure for Our Obesity Epidemic"
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"
My friend Tom got married last night. He and his long-time girlfriend, Jenn, tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at a cathedral and then had a warm and fun reception that went well into the night. I wish them nothing but the best, and endless years of happiness. Also kind of hope they have […]Read more "This One’s for You, Tom"
The nature of nerd fandom is a uniquely strange thing, one that I have yet to see repeated in other fan bases. It fosters the notion that the fans somehow “own” the material as much as the artist, or that they have some sort of legitimate input to bring to the table for the creative process.Read more "Fandom, Fanaticism and the Question of Art"
Look, the blog is named after a Star Wars reference. I just hope you enjoy the uniquely honest perspective. I’m always going to give it to you straight.Read more "My Time as Star Wars Ombudsman"
I’ve been thinking over the death of the record album. I’m not the first to lament this unfortunate turn in the world of music and I won’t be the last, but it’s what I’m thinking about right now.Read more "The Death of the Record Album"