Lou Ottens Twisted Up And Eaten At 94

Say what you want about cassettes. They’re easy to destroy. They don’t sound so hot once they start to wear. But for my money, there has never been a format that made audio more universally accessible. You could take your music anywhere, and you could capture anything you wanted quickly and with ease just by …

The Mighty Johnny Nash

Johnny Nash died yesterday. Most people, including me, are going to remember him best for I Can See Clearly Now, because that song is great. But while reading some things about his death, I also discovered that I’ll be remembering him for something else entirely. If you grew up watching cartoons on Global TV like …

Stacy’s Mom Has Come To Say So Long

The damn Coronavirus has come for another one. Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dies from Coronavirus He was only 52. I liked Fountains of Wayne from the first time I heard Radiation Vibe. I think I pretty much wore out my copies of that self-titled album and Utopia Parkway back in the day. I was …

Joe Diffie Propped Up Beside Jukebox At 61

The coronavirus has started coming for the entertainers. It got Joe Diffie over the weekend and right now it’s working on John Prine, who will hopefully pull through. Update: He didn’t, unfortunately. What a huge loss for music. Absolutely one of the best songwriters there has ever been. Rolling Stone did a wonderful feature on …