[Hype Hype Hooray] How 9/11 Changed Rock ‘n’ Roll, Part 3

Jamie normally snarks on the music industry and the indie blog scene, but for the next three installments he will explore how the attacks on September 11 changed the course of rock music (note: he’s not talking about pop music, just rock). I know it’s about 9/11, but don’t get all weird about […]

[Abby’s Road] You and I are Gonna Live Forever?

Your ultimate top 25; the best EVER mixed tape…the track list of all track lists and what people will remember you by. Ever consider it? Any idea where I am going with this?

Ye Ol’ Funeral/Memorial Service Playlist. Got one? Kind of taboo but I’m going to roll with it anyway. In the […]

But what if The White Stripes had never existed in the first place?

Today, a legend fell. The White Stripes, with their Grammy nominations and color-coordinated outfits (and weird mock brother-sister relationship) have called it quits. The duo has as many fans as critics, but let’s think for a moment about what the world would be like without the Stripes:

The year […]

Jay Reatard dead at 29

Awesome indie rocker Jay Reatard is dead at the age of 29. He reportedly died in his sleep and was found at home at 3:30 this morning. The music world lost a great one, for […]

Les Paul dies at 94

The creator of multi-track recording, tape delay and the famous Gibson Les Paul guitar died at 94 today. A legend respected in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Inventors Hall of Fame, Paul managed to continue to work with music late into life, even with […]

A small tribute to Elliott Smith on his 40th birthday

OK, it’s time for me to take off my Humor Hat and put on my Morose Mittens. Today would have been the 40th birthday of one Elliott Smith, who, as you probably know, died about six years ago under rather hazy circumstances.

I don’t have terribly much to say, of course, but I […]