My Life With Steely Dan

In the years of my early adolescence, the early-to-mid 70's, I wasn't nearly sophisticated enough to know many of the categories and sub-categories of popular music. I didn't know from prog-rock or art-rock or glam-rock or jazz fusion. I did know what I liked and what I didn't like, though I'd be hard pressed to … Continue reading My Life With Steely Dan


One Nerd-Boy’s Appreciation of Carrie Fisher 

2016--you're fired. This year has already robbed us of too many icons--Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Mohammed Ali. It was also a year that robbed us of a dignified presidency and in which I had my own close brush with mortality. Enough already. But Carrie Fisher? Really? Princess Leia? This one hurts. Now, I'm hardly thin-skinned about celebrity deaths. … Continue reading One Nerd-Boy’s Appreciation of Carrie Fisher