• 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

  • Dylan

    June 18, 2021 • 1 Comments

    Bob Dylan’s an artist that transcends time. Like a Michelangelo sculpting or a Salinger short story, the man and his creation weave into the fabric of our lives. “Play some Dylan!” is an exclamation universally understood now and forever. His voice defines unique and his harmonica made blowing into mouth organs cool. I first introduced...Read more

  • Conquer Death with Vinyl

    April 26, 2021 • 1 Comments

    Every record collection has to start somewhere. Mine was born from death. When my aunt Tanya died in her 40s, it hit me like a freight train. Nobody close to me had ever passed away before. Cancer was a new term I had to learn, defined by suffering. My aunt never had children and never...Read more