The Year Inside

On February 22nd, I made the two-hour drive from my house to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. I was heading up to see Jesse Malin, Hollis Brown, The Eck’s Men, and Matty Carlock. It’s a long drive, but I was glad to do it. The Stone Pony is a great venue, and that was... Continue Reading →

One Perfect Song: Walls

I’ve been thinking about Tom Petty a lot lately. The first week of October has become the time of year when I do that the most. This year was the third anniversary of his passing on October 2nd, 2017. I’ve written about him before, and how his death hit me and so many others so... Continue Reading →

One Perfect Song: Pressure Drop

Last week I got the news that Frederick “Toots” Hibbert had been put into a medical coma after being hospitalized with Covid-19. When I woke up this morning and saw that he had passed away, I wasn’t surprised, but it’s funny how expecting news doesn’t make it any less sad when you get it. Toots... Continue Reading →

One Perfect Song: Backstreets

A few weeks back, rock author Steve Hyden published a list of his 100 favorite Bruce Springsteen songs. You can find it here. It’s a long piece but it’s worth your time if you’re a Springsteen fan or just a fan of passionate rock writing. I’m a fan of both, particularly Hyden, whom I’ve mentioned... Continue Reading →

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