Your Turn on the Turntable

NaSoAlMo is coming—haul out those guitars. After witnessing a friend complete a “Tough Mudder” run—a sadistic and grueling 10-mile obstacle course that subjects runners to electrical shocks, flaming water slides, plunges into ice-cold water and ....

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This Time Round’s The Wicked One

Kids, I am excited. This week’s piece is something of a homecoming for me. Fifteen years ago, I covered the music beat for a local weekly alternative paper (seems familiar somehow…). more »

Oct 16, 2014 Features

Beautiful and Foreboding

Sometimes I am called on to write about an act whose style is not necessarily my cup of tea. That’s perfectly fine. Whether a band is “good” or not has nothing to do with my personal taste. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Features

Band No Longer On The Run

When I was a teenag—that is, first turned 21, my friends and I were very fond of a type of cinnamon schnapps called Hot Damn. It’s not that we were huge fans of schnapps; we just liked the name and had no real frame of reference ... more »

Oct 2, 2014 Features 1 Comments

They’re Bringing Wookieback

The Chattanooga homegrown record label Corner Room Recordings (cornerroomrecordings.com) emerged in the mid-’90s in the heyday of indie rock, when underground musicians were imbued with a D.I.Y. spirit ... more »

Sep 25, 2014 Features 1 Comments

Big Weekend Fun on the Farm

As I grow older, I find myself taking up that time-honored hobby of middle age: worrying about what “the young people” are thinking. In particular I worry that the younger generations might not have the perspective ... more »

Sep 18, 2014 Features

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