Award-winning author and music columnist currently writing for st8ke.com. A New York State ranked soprano in my previous life, I no longer sing but take other people's music very seriously. I think in song lyrics and have an uncanny (and probably annoying) ability to relate every song I hear to a distinct memory, person, or place. The Original Blog, updated almost daily.
A jewel in this country star's crown.
Kill Your Idols
My Chemical Romance and other like bands revel in teen angst.
Actually, many of the CDs I own are because I bought the album after hearing it on a mix CD.
The best and worst songs of 2006...
Arguing about the career of Tom Waits on his 57th birthday. Happy Birthday, Tom!
A look at the life cycle of a man-made pop star.
I will not wax poetic on the closing of CBGB's.