I can’t not share this one…

I'm not really a fan of latter-day 'Weird Al'. I liked him better when it was just Al and his accordion—you know, 'My Bologna', 'Yoda', 'Another One Rides the Bus'. But this new video he's just come out with is all sorts of awesome. Don't forget those Oxford commas, folks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc One small point, though. On the [...]

Sometimes, I do other things

When I was a kid, one of my ambitions in life was to become a musician. Some of the other things I wanted to be were a writer, a photographer, a politician, an actor, a college professor, a psychologist, and a radio DJ—but I often came back to the musician thing, since music was really [...]

I Almost Saw Kurt Russell Play Baseball Once

I almost saw Kurt Russell play baseball once. Back when the Seattle Rainiers used to play at Sick's Stadium, the minor league team he was on, the Walla Walla Islanders, were in town for a double-header. I was a big fan of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and Now You See Him, Now You Don't (so this [...]

The Best Prince Album? Discuss…

Prince's 1990 album, Music from Graffiti Bridge, typically gets mixed reviews. Even otherwise positive reviews will dismiss it as "one of his weaker albums," "not Prince's strongest work…", "uneven", "a mixed bag", and so on. (All quoted phrases from reviews on Amazon's page for the album.) I suspect that much of this tepid response to [...]