As a stoned and superstitious teenage parking lot rat, I was warned never to use a white lighter.
A priest had killed a beautiful 15-year-old schoolteacher.
Three communes, four rehab stints, and one self-produced album later, he’s living in our basement.
James Brown was Soul’s greatest diva. Just LOOK at him work those legs!
I was transported back to Positively Records when I recently came across a Telegraph headline: “Rejected Beatles Audition Tape Discovered.” You have my goddamn attention.
AV Concepts built a realistic “hologram” version of the rapper. As cool as the technology is, I have to say I’m in the minority here: the whole thing creeped me out.
This isn’t my fave drug record but I had to include it because it was so influential… or something. In high school, we used to smoke weed and synch it up with The Wizard Of Oz but I never really thought there was a synchronicity. Let’s face it, when you’re high enough, EVERYTHING will start to feel connected.
I’m not sure exactly when I first heard a musician from some far-flung spot on the globe described as the “Jimi Hendrix of [insert place name here].”
The criteria for this list is pretty basic: a good cover both honors the quality of the original song, as well as adds a level of nuance and individuality to it that justifies having done a cover in the first place, and any cover of a Beatles song has been disqualified on principle.