The Real Divide

One of the first things that crossed my mind when the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare — finally passed and was signed all those years ago was how the legislation could impact artists and musicians. In the back of my mind, I thought Obamacare would liberate the creative set, for […]

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MY FAVES OF 2016

Last month you were inundated with “Best of 2016” lists; well here’s another. I’m not audacious enough to say the music and shows listed below were the “best”; they were merely my favorites last year. Let’s start with recordings, in no particular order:   Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial (Matador) — Thematically […]

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The Numbing Effect

I figured I had a better than 50-50 chance of getting the election right. My reasoning was laid out as succinctly as possible in the column printed here last month— poll numbers, bad press, Trump stepping into one reputation-killing pot-hole after another. Sure that there was no way he could pull up numbers […]

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