You’re the One Who’s Dead, But Look Who’s Talking

A trip to the Dentists today, but first: May Kevin Dubrow find nothing but zebra-swirl microphone stands where he’s going. I once saw Quiet Riot for free —for free – in a NJ club in 1999 or 2000. They were horrible. But the crowd delivered. There were guys present who hadn’t left their basements since […]

If This Be Error and Upon Me Proved

Last night I dreamed musicians in this internet-addled age made albums for reasons they no longer could articulate, but knew they needed this sham, the album, to lay onto their moneyed fans as an object, a thing to own, but deep in their hearts they know the album is an artistic vehicle fading faster than […]

Dream Covers # 5436.6

Scott Walker will cover “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” with Kronos Quartet. Although that’s predictable, if mind-blowing. Let’s say Walker will please cover Xiu Xiu’s “I Broke Up (SJ).” Radiohead will cover Roky Erickson’s “I Have Always Been Here Before”I Met Rocky [sic] Erickson – Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair The Drones will cover the Scientists’ “We […]

What Not to Say to a DJ

Like some, I’ve played records in public for others. Sometimes it’s a blast, especially when in a bar not serving food, with drunks and rock fans, the kind of people who offer to fight you if you play Justice but get blissfully confused if you unleash Aphex Twin’s “Come to Daddy” after Sabbath’s “The Mob […]