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Lighting the Way Through the Valley of Dying Stars: The Ballad of John Davis and Superdrag

Continuing with our series of notable rock star breakdowns/conversions… It was one of those priceless record store moments that the Internet has made so obsolete. Late 2000 and I was doing what I did every Tuesday in college: browsing the new releases at Olson’s in DC (now closed). “You’ll swear you’re hearing Carl Wilson (of […]

The Smoking Popes Know You Love Them

At their final concert in 1998, Smoking Popes’ lead singer and songwriter Josh Caterer introduced their single “I Know You Love Me” with the following words [paraphrasing]: “This is my favorite Smoking Popes song because it is about my relationship with Jesus.” Thud. It was an auspicious end to a group that had long outgrown […]

June/July Playlist

I’m pretty proud of this one, but be warned: it contains some serious soft-rock. 1. Promised Land – Chuck Berry2. Get Better – Mates Of State3. Birds and Bees – Ben Lee4. The Other Side Of Summer – Elvis Costello5. Out Of Time – The Rolling Stones6. Needles And Pins – Jackie DeShannon7. We’re The […]

A Few Things To Look Forward To This Summer

From a pop-culture standpoint, I could not be more excited about this summer. At the box office, it’s a comic-book fan’s dream come true (Iron Man, The Dark Knight, The Incredible Hulk, etc), while at the record store (…), a number of highly anticipated projects are finally seeing release. The small screen has a bit […]