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Bonus Book Review: "Rock Critic Law: 101 Unbreakable Rules for Writing Badly About Music" by Michael Azerrad

Rock Critic Law: 101 Unbreakable Rules for Writing Badly About Music by Michael Azerrad is another book I got from Harper-Collins over three months ago. The copy I got is an unedited proof and according to the letter I got with it, this book won’t be released until October 18, 2018 (Amazon says the release date is December 15th). 420 more words

Bonus Book Reviews


A friend of mine is a rocker from the 1980s. You know the drugs, sex, and rock n roll business. His idea of dating is hanging out with strippers. 82 more words

Micro Blog

double shot of the day

Back to the double shot of the day posts. Today I am posting one of the classic pairings by two of the greatest voices of our generation. 35 more words

Greta Van Fleet: New Single, "When The Curtain Falls"

Oh, Greta Van Fleet… I can’t stay mad at you.

As most of the B&V readers know, I was a little miffed at GVF when they backed out of Middle of the Map Festival here in Kansas City. 597 more words


Telling People Why They're Wrong

…a service we’ve (OK, I’ve) provided for over 5 years.


Sure, he’s written world-famous lyrics, but I CANNOT BE STOPPED. 550 more words

Same As It Ever Was - Talking Heads (2 of 2)

“That’s the one for my tombstone. Here lies David Byrne. Why the big suit?” – David Byrne

In 1980, the Talking Heads continued pushing the new frontier of New Wave/avant-garde/world music with the release of… 1,217 more words


Crazy Mixed Up Universe


Greetings, Earth Dwellers!

Zog from Alpha Centauri here. Just a quick radio burst to thank you for all the cool sounds you’ve been sending us. 477 more words