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Can I Say Roundup II

I’m guessing that you don’t have time to check out every single writeup of Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums Drums Drums, the autobiography of Travis Barker (cowritten by me). But I am here for you, bringing you some recent highlights of the ongoing press coverage: The Guardian (which I will always […]

posted 17 November 2015 in Buy My Stuff. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Lizard King

Taken from inside our home in Charlotte, behind a glass door.

posted 13 November 2015 in Photos. no comments yet

R.I.P. Allen Toussaint 1938-2015

I never had the good fortune of meeting Allen Toussaint, the great New Orleans musician who died on Monday, but I want to share two stories about him with you. 1. This was about 10 years ago, when I lived in lower Manhattan. I was taking my dog, Mojo, on a long walk in and […]

posted 10 November 2015 in News. no comments yet

Woo-Hoo

If you are a fan of Blur–is it okay to start digging them now if you never connected with them in the past quarter-century? Sure, why not?–you might want to check out my recent article about the band in the pages of The New York Times. It ran on the front page of the Weekend […]

posted 3 November 2015 in Outside. no comments yet

1988 Missing Persons File

When I’m writing posts about the videos of 1988, I do what I can to find out who directed the clip, or who did an interesting bit of background business, or where there’s a love interest (almost invariably played by a model), the name of the beauty. But Google has sometimes failed me, so I […]

posted 2 November 2015 in 1988. no comments yet