Let the people speak

It’s tough to keep up with all the music these days and even tougher to have something witty to say about it all week after week. Does anyone remember the simple days when you’d save your pennies to buy the latest casette by the Smiths or if you were lucky, catch one of their shows?…

From Bluegrass to Quaking Lit

I thought I was too cool for Blue Grass, but now I think Blue Grass is too cool for me. If you haven’t been to San Francisco’s free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, you are certainly missing something special. Okay, it’s not entirely special since still living dead heads roam the greens hoping to reclaim this fest…

The Life and Death of SadSadFun

Now that I’m a filmmaker I have often thought about making a film about the band I was in, sadsadfun, but you know what?  Rock and roll is pretty fucking boring if you’re not a big star.  And you can’t really capture the essence of rock in a movie. You know why?  Because rock and…

Voxtrot

Last year I was on the web and came across two songs, Wrecking Force and Whiskey, by a band that hails from Austin, Texas called Voxtrot. Okay, they’re catchy got great guitar tones and they’re pretty smart.  But why don’t I want to like them as much as I do like them?  Maybe it’s because…