Older man with black hat, white hair and beard, sunglasses, sitting on a chair on stage with his arms spread wide with lots of tattoos and a red rock and roll electric guitar on his lap
01 November 2018

One of the unrecognized benefits of music is its value as an anthropological tool. Music functions as the soundtrack of a culture, identifying norms and taboos and painting a vivid picture of the lives of its listeners. Music is also...

White man playing keyboards
29 October 2018

For a lot of people, one Maneri is too many if that one is Jim, the infamous keyboard mad man maniac and Facebook human incendiary who hates Donald Trump more than life itself.

 But I've always been partial to Jim because when...

Balding white man with wire rimmed glasses wearing a suit speaking and make a hand gesture
04 October 2018

In early September of this year, the Washington Post created what was called an alternative storytelling issue in which it solicited news stories through non-traditional media. The issue included poems, a board game, a three-act play...

Long white man rock singer belting out a song into a mic with a blue and pink psychedelic background
03 October 2018

I woke up today with what Devo would call an uncontrollable urge.

And the urge was urging...what?

To watch Downton Abbey?

No, grandma.

To learn the chords and lyrics to Carmen Ohio?

God, no. (There are...

White man in blue shirt with straw hat with arms folded standing in front of huge mural of Elvis Presley
05 September 2018

In last month’s least surprising news, media sources are reporting that the 2019 Rock on the Range Music Festival will not be moving to Three Creeks Metro Park from its existing home at Mapfre Stadium. The annual festival, which...

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