Archive: May 2010

John de Roo’s “Holy Cow”

Posted on | May 28, 2010 | Comments Off on John de Roo’s “Holy Cow”

[starreview tpl=16 size=’16’] [Another piece from the archives–written in 2008. You can purchase Holy Cow at CDBaby.] Back in the mid-1980s, folks didn’t know everything about everywhere. There were no online virtual communities. Home computers weren’t multi-track recorders in waiting. DIY home recordings weren’t ubiquitous. We flew a lot more blind, because it wasn’t all […]

At Work With Ace

Posted on | May 28, 2010 | Comments Off on At Work With Ace

[Another old piece of writing. Kind of a sibling to the Replacements piece. Consolidating it over here.] Recently, the band Kiss made a triumphant return to the limelight. It was fun observing the whole resurgence. It got me thinking warm thoughts about my life as 7th grader, listening to the Big 89, WLS AM Chicago, […]

Sucking in the Seventies: Paul Westerberg, the Replacements, and the Onset of the Ironic Cover Aesthetic in Rock and Roll (It’s Only Rock and Roll But I Like It)

Posted on | May 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

[I wrote this years ago, mostly just to try and understand some stuff that was bouncing around in my head. Moving it over from the Myspace page, so it’s here with other stuff I’ve written. The piece was never formally published. It’s just been bouncing around the web. But the people who’ve read it, seem […]

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