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Friday Foto: Many Birds

posted 27 September 2013 in Photos. 1 comment

Last Night at the Viper Room

I know you may still be digesting VJ, but I have a new book coming out next month, and I wanted to let you know about it. (I don’t expect to ever have two books out in the same year again, but the vagaries of publishing schedules are inscrutable sometimes.) It’s called Last Night at […]

posted 23 September 2013 in Buy My Stuff. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Two Birds

posted 20 September 2013 in Photos. no comments yet

1988 Countdown #38: Poison, “Nothin’ But a Good Time”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) In a busy restaurant kitchen, a hulking blonde dude leans over a sink full of dirty dishes, listening to Poison’s cover of “Rock and Roll All Nite.” He has pulled his hair back in an unsuccessful attempt at a ponytail. A busboy with a neat dark ponytail–a fellow […]

posted 19 September 2013 in 1988. 16 comments

Five Unexpected Things at a Public Enemy Show

Public Enemy are my favorite rap act of the past 25 years, but somehow I had never seen them live until this past weekend, when I was lucky enough to catch their set at the Riot Fest in Chicago (my photo, from stage right, is Flavor Flav on the left and Chuck D on the […]

posted 18 September 2013 in Tasty Bits. no comments yet