• The Other Portland - Vinyl and Beer Haven

    September 3, 2023 • 0 Comment

    Portland, Maine may be my new favorite city. In short, it’s beautiful and walkable, friendly and weird, surrounded by water and regularly serenaded by the songs of seagulls, and it has perfect weather in early August, which is when I was there! However, the reason I’m most impressed with Portland is because it has an...Read more

  • Dancing with the Chili Peppers

    June 3, 2023 • 2 Comments

    Guest Written by my 10 year old daughter, Leora On June 8th, 1999, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 7th studio album, Californication. It was produced by Rick Rubin and written by Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Flea and Chad Smith. The record sold over 16 million copies and remains their most successful album to...Read more

  • Zappa Meets Zappa and Me

    May 19, 2023 • 0 Comment

    Sometimes in life you think you know what’s what about something, but you really don’t. It happens all the time and it happened to me when I first thought I knew about Frank Zappa. I probably heard Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow at a friend’s house in middle school or I saw the iconic image...Read more

  • Ride it to the Sky

    November 13, 2021 • 0 Comment

    Every so often you find yourself in a perfect place and time. All stars align and everything’s as it should be. For me, that time was back in the early 2000s when I was fortunate enough to be part of a core group of friends utterly absorbed with the Disco Biscuits. Our jobs, school schedules,...Read more

  • Nonna's Sauce Needs Sinatra

    July 20, 2021 • 4 Comments

    The best Italian restaurants have Italian folk songs vibrating through their speakers as patrons sitting in noisy dining rooms rip off pieces of crusty bread to sop up the last bits of tomato sauce stuck to the sides of their spaghetti bowls. Your favorite Mexican dives loop the same six Miriachi songs that strum to...Read more

  • A Shortcut to Owning Your Own Record Store

    July 10, 2021 • 0 Comment

    When your record collection gets big enough, you’ll start focusing less on buying vinyl from your favorite musicians and more on ramping up with random records in the various genres of music. The transition is often organic but if you want to jump ahead a few years and several hundred records, then give this some...Read more