Last month, I was privileged to see the incredible 40th Anniversary Concert of Kronos Quartet, the pioneering avant-garde classical group who has collaborated with such diverse artists as Philip Glass, Terry Riley, David Bowie, Tom Waits, The National's Bryce Dessner and, yes, Big Bird. In 1987, Kronos Quartet visited Sesame Street.
Quite a few songs apparently do not trust the listener to dance of their own volition. My favorite is probably the Time Warp. For folks who want something with a little less flair, there is Kylie's Locomotion. I don't know what you've been told but The 69 Boyz gave us the classic Tootsee Roll, which… READ THE REST
Crispin Glover's "Clownly Clown Clown" is a far out song and music video from 1988. Glover is an actor, artist, filmmaker, author, and collector/archivist of esoterica. This video features a sexy dancing clown, creepy pig mask, strange footage of a masked woman laying in a medical chair, and Glover Himself. The song is pretty catchy… READ THE REST
Metallica released their fifth studio album in 1991. Though technically self-titled, the album is affectionately known as The Black Album, and is arguably the second-most memorable thing that Metallica contributed to popular culture, with bangers like "Enter Sandman" and "Nothing Else Matters." But the band's #1 most memorable and lasting mark on the world was… READ THE REST
Tossing back a few with friends is tough enough as you get older. But if you're trying to lead a health-conscious lifestyle while still enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two…well, that can be a narrow tightrope to walk. The reality is that as you age, less & less alcohol makes you feel worse & worse… READ THE REST
Airlines. Cable companies. Pharmaceutical firms. Banks. Those industries show up every year on lists of America's most hated companies. It's seldom for the products they actually produce. It's usually for the poor customer service, ridiculous fees, and a general sense of all-around indifference to their customer's needs that land these firms squarely in the public's… READ THE REST
A lot has changed since you started your career behind the keyboard, and if you can't keep up with the times, the generation in front of you will swoop in and eat you alive. Sure, you could retire early (we all know your savings will last you comfortably until at least next Tuesday), but there's… READ THE REST