Archive for 2007/01


Felix told us that he was supposed to be a classical musician.  His mother had him taking piano lessons three times a week, he didn’t know what rock and roll WAS!  But then she died, and some kids at school asked him if he wanted to join a band.  Wanting to integrate, wanting new friends […]

The Mamas & the Papas

I dig the Mamas and the Papas at ‘The Trip,’ Sunset Strip in L.A.And they got a good thing goin’ when the words don’t get in the wayAnd when they’re really wailing, Michelle and Cass are sailin’Hey, they really nail me to the wall! If I thought really hard, I could remember the name of […]

Handbags and Gladrags

It’s all about trust. There’s this guy Don VanCleave.  He’s gonna fuck with your notion of Alabamans.  He used to run a record store in Birmingham with the moniker Magic Platter, but now he heads CIMS, the Coalition of Independent Music Stores.  Get on his mailing list,, to get his weekly indie store chart.  […]

The End

Seemed like everybody got an iPod LAST Christmas, didn’t it? Well I guess that wasn’t true.  Because Apple just reported a fifty percent increase in iPod sales last quarter, for a grand total of more than 21 million.  Or, as the AP said, one for nearly every Texan. But this isn’t the first year they’ve […]