How Chris Rock Gave The Oscars Social & Cultural Relevance Again, Even if Some...

Before the world knew and loved Chappelle, and he perfected a brand of comedy that is sublime in its exact timbre of exploration of...

The Myth of Swift

While many of us ignore commercialized pop music regularly and with ease, it's important to understand that media coverage of Taylor Swift, "The Butterscotch...

Words Fail Us. But They Are All We Have: On David Bowie

There is a wave travelling around the world in the wake of David Bowie's death, even through souls who think they just know a few...

Simply Not Having A Wonderful Christmastime

Three things precipitated this piece. It was reported that Adult-Contemporary spend-triggering "retail" Christmas radio has had a major upset this year. The new Christmas Number One-...

Editor’s Letter: A Mission Statement About Social Media

We've conducted an interesting social media experiment over the past few months via our personal Facebook pages. We've diligently and regularly dropped almost all media outlets...

Gotta Be a Loose Fit: Happy Mondays

  “I wrote for luck. They sent me you.” Happy Mondays erupted out of a Manchester that was somehow entirely different than Morrissey and Marr’s town,...

I’d Kill a Dragon For You: On Sinead O’Connor

Part 1. We Are Talking About No Less Than Killing Dragons. Sinéad O'Connor came rocketing out of Dublin, Ireland and implausibly landed in the late 80's Pop...

Like the Head on the Door Was a Dream

OUCH. On the 30 year anniversary of this great record, Dave suggested I write about an album I love: The Head on the Door...

The Daily Show Legacy, the Media, Pop Music and You & Me

Jon Stewart's closing remarks on his last ever Daily Show broadcast: "The best defense against bullshit is vigilance. So if you smell something, say...

The Tragically Hip: A Canadian Shield

The Tragically Hip, Fully and Completely Tour Canada Day (July 1) Molson Ampitheatre, Toronto. (Tour, along with a few new dates, continues through September...

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