Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.– Mark Twain
The recent success of the AMC series “The Walking Dead” is a bit of a surprise. It’s been an uneven ride to say the least: the pacing has been inconsistent, the characters painted in broad strokes, and the scope & range of the series shifts on an episode-by-episode basis. The recent wholesale sacking of the writing staff is also a troubling sign. Just as in the show, no one...
Tapeworms vs. The World
(A nostalgic repost of a piece I wrote in 2003. Simpler times they were.) So this past Tuesday we’re at Harry’s in Northampton for an open mic night, having a beer, hoping to catch some decent music. The first band isn’t half bad although you can tell they’ve been spending alot of time with The Bends and OK Computer in their stereos. But who can blame them, they’re...
The Stories Of Sounds
Chris Pappas from the Everyday Visuals wrote an interesting blog about people wanting to know the “story” behind bands. “What could our story be?” he asks. “We, in the Visuals, try so hard not to fall into that trap - but if it costs us new potential fans, then what is the point of being stubborn…why not give them a story?” This, obviously, got me...
Fairly low maintenance pets, and while they don’t mind handling once used...– Ancient Hedgehog Book of Lore