Johnny Cash is known as "Our Founder" at Dirty Roots Radio. I give him that distinction because he was probably the gateway that led to what has become my musical taste today. It's an honor intended to recognize his fearlessness in his music, in championing causes he believed in, and in living boldly according to his own internal compass. Here are some thoughts I threw down on February 26th - what would have…Continue
Posted on February 27, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments
Much has been made about the somber content of Kris Kristofferon’s latest album – out today on his own KK Records label. The thing IS called “Feeling Mortal”, after all. Right out of the gate he indicates, a cappella for the first line of the album, that death is on his mind. He’s “wide awake and feelin’ mortal”. Yes, Kristofferson will turn 77 in June. Yes, he knows he will, as he sings in that album-opening title track, “soon descend like the sun into the…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments
Alan Light was a senior editor at Rolling Stone, founding music editor and editor-in-chief of Vibe, and editor-in-chief of Spin Magazine. He has been a contributor for The New Yorker, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Mother Jones, and the Oxford American.
Light is the author of “The Skills to Pay the Bills: the Story of the Beastie Boys” and co-authored Gregg Allman’s 2012 autobiography “My Cross to Bear”. Now, he shifts his focus to the…Continue
Posted on January 22, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments
Freakin’ January. It’s all cold and desolate. Everyone’s tapped out so there’s nothing happening anywhere. Businesses are cutting back. People stay in.
Artists don’t usually release new albums or material in January because, again, everyone’s broke from Christmas and pinching pennies. Besides, most of them released their latest stuff in November so their fans could buy it for the holidays.
Freakin’ January. A creative wasteland. (Or would that be a wasteland of…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2013 at 9:30am — 4 Comments