With the country at war, oil spilling to our shores, heat waves tipping their hands at what's on the horizon, you wouldn't expect your romance music to come neatly packaged and off the shelf, would you?
The way Malcolm talked, the emphasis he placed on ideas, his joy in spectacle, the relish with which he provoked society, was fraught with difficulty. But he was never boring. And how many people can you say that about?
Listen up, parents. Prom night is not the time to look the other way or be vague in talking to your children. The focus should be on health and safety. This is the time to ask questions, to be observant, and to take precautions.
For the next ten days I'll be living a music lover's dream and going on tour with a rock band -- one of my favorite rock bands: Nico Vega. I will also be chronicling the whole thing and sharing it in installments.
When I met Bruce Springsteen on this very date back in 1972, I could not have imagined that the scrawny kid in the hooded sweatshirt from New Jersey would one day play the Super Bowl, let alone an Inauguration.
Forty-four years ago this week, I attended my first rock concert. It remains vivid, and historic, as it was part of the most significant tour ever -- Bob Dylan's first full road trip after going electric.