Music Box Report Card: 2012’s Baker’s Dozen vs. Dirty Dozen

Without much commentary (these aren't full reviews, after all, rather succinct/impetuous - depending on who you ask - musings), I'm always loathe to list my favorites in any particular order - I've lived with each of these albums more than any other throughout the year, so it's hard to commit to such a limited inventory. … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: 2012’s Baker’s Dozen vs. Dirty Dozen

Legacy: Big Man, Clarence Clemons

"I looked over at C and it looked like his head reached into the clouds. And I felt like a mere mortal scurrying upon the earth, you know. But he always lifted me up. Way, way, way up. Together we told a story of the possibilities of friendship, a story older than the ones that … Continue reading Legacy: Big Man, Clarence Clemons

Idiot Box: Slash & Burn

I know, I know - Rock N Roll squabbles are frivolous in the great spectrum of life. But sometimes supercilious remarks by a musician way past his prime just irks the hell out of me. Case in point: Slash Vs. GLEE. Seriously. In a recent interview with ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, the former Guns N Roses guitarist … Continue reading Idiot Box: Slash & Burn

Music Box: Meet The Old Boss, Same As The, Errr, Old Boss…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRUCE!  Rock 'N' Roll Savior.  The Boss.  The "Future Of Rock And Roll".  Senior Citizen? I know.  As hard as it is to believe, Bruce Springsteen hit the BIG SIX-O, and to celebrate, he joined the elite list of Rock icons to have graced the cover of the senior citizen bible, AARP Magazine … Continue reading Music Box: Meet The Old Boss, Same As The, Errr, Old Boss…