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The Final Shake, Rattle & Roll

Bold, risky, and with the potential to be greatly rewarding, the collaborative effort is a time-honored tradition in artistic circles. About twenty years ago I attended a panel at a science fiction convention in which ...



Write about music long enough and you will come to accept that, alas, bands come and go. That surely is no shocking revelation to anyone, anywhere, and much of the time it’s pretty obvious that one band ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Features 1 Comments

A few weeks back I wrote a piece on the new album by James Leg, Blood on the Keys. In it, I gave the obligatory nod to his background material and only wound up with enough space to address a few of ... more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Features

Glass Hammer may very well be one of the greatest bands Chattanooga has ever produced. Odds are, unless you’re a professional musician, you haven’t heard of them. Situations like ... more

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Features 1 Comments

When someone gets you in a headlock, that person is probably either a total stranger—and in that case, you might be being mugged—or is very close to you, like an older brother. (Or, you and that person are ... more

Sep 21, 2016 11:59 AM Features

I have written a lot of words about music in the last few years. Taken as a whole, I’ve done more writing about music than all the writing I did in high school and college combined, including the papers I wrote ... more

Sep 14, 2016 12:54 PM Features

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