Jason Middlekauff makes a living teaching high school English. When he's not extoling the artistry and power of literary classics or attempting to mold young minds, he enjoys reading (go figure), writing (ditto), listening to music, performing his own music, and traveling. Jason has a wonderful wife, Janet, with whom he shares the affection of their loyal basset hound, Baxter.
So which Ryan Adams showed up for this concert — the talented and captivating performer or the petulant angry drunk?
To Be Older, Is to Be Sober, Is to Be Focused.
A compelling, copiously researched work that captures the complexity of the mercurial Ellison.
A combination of brilliance and banality, Cary Brothers' Who You Are is far from flawless, but it's a solid debut.
The Jason Awards not only honor (or jeer) players but also coaches, teams, commentators, and analysts.
For every Christmas song that is the musical equivalent of fallen snow, there are two that are steaming reindeer turds.
Ryan has crafted from his catharsis an album that is concurrently thought-provoking, heart-breaking, and uplifting.
A rebuttal to Kevin Denee's "Blogs-and God's Youth," a denouncement of blogging that smells of legalism.
Whether Nightcrawler is Yorn's best work is debatable, but it's undeniably good.
The newest album from Barenaked Ladies stands among the best work of the band's career.