Music for me, a man who would miss his cues on a slide whistle, is like watching a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat; I know there’s a trick and a way he does it, but damned if I’m not stupefied every time I see it done. But I’ve always wondered what it’s like on the other side of that coin. Does an artist, a master of the craft of music, still hold that infantile wonderment for the same trick, even though they have their own rabbit and hat?Read more "Music: Magic/Science"
The Warped Tour has taken a bit of venom from my biting editorializing, but I have to say that this year changed my views once again. If we think of punk as a way of life, doing business, then maybe the Warped Tour is still pretty badass…Read more "Warped Tour: “Punk Rock” or “Punk-life?”"