Back to the (Vinyl) Future

Lady GaGa is making news with her latest album, just released. Oops, I mean “dropped.” Some of the new songs were recorded on analog equipment, on tape, as it was done way back when, before the 1s and 0s of digital recording took over in the nineteen-nineties. Digital recording has the advantage that a song […]

Defending the Purity of Country Music

“I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.” – Bob Newhart   “Queen Bey and the Dixie Chicks, I thought that was just power, just raw power. I just love that it was feminine raw power.” – […]

The Cubs Won; That’s What Matters

Aroldis Chapman, closer for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs throws the fastest pitches ever recorded: 105 miles-per-hour. He also is the first player to be penalized under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence rules. Not to worry, though, his accuser, Cristina Chapman, mother of one of his children, was the special guest of the Cubs […]