If you were a teenager in the 1950s, you hated TV. Your parents watched TV. Anything your parents liked, you despised. Springsteen's song "57 Channels (And Nothing On)" talked about the video wasteland in 1992, but in 1956, even in a big city like New York, there were fewer than 10 channels on the a ... More >>
You know everything that's ever been memorable about Madonna? The dunce-cap bustiers, the dry-humping of various taboos, the deeply remunerative pop-sexual controversies? Oh, and all those great songs?Turns out, those aren't just the signal achievements of a woman who has for decades ... More >>
As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
Clorox Girls at the Hemlock on Saturday. All pics by Romana MachadoClorox Girls, Cigarette Bums, Midnight Snaxxx, Mermaid Bones February 19, 2011 @ Hemlock Tavern Better than: Getting knifed in Echo Park. Punk rock presents a certain physical hazard, or so I keep telling the pretty lady who tak ... More >>
An originator of acid rock in the '60s, Tommy Hall used LSD to expand his consciousness. Hes still psychedelic.
Behold - the forgotten history of the Beau Brummels, the true originators of the San Francisco sound of the '60s
How Martha Stewart's three-CD (plus recipes!) Holiday Collection made a believer out of me