Category Archives: Art and Culture

Bring a casserole and watch me lie to the people of Hamtramck this Saturday

If you read this site with any regularity, you know my friend Steve. I’ve chatted with him here quite a few times in the past about his magazine, Stupor, and the art space he runs in Hamtramck, Public Pool. Well, he’s invited me to speak this Saturday at something called the Good Tyme Writers Buffet, […]

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Dinosaur Jr: “You’re Living All Over Me”

I’ve been watching cell phone video shot at a Brooklyn bar last night of J Mascis performing with Nirvana shortly after the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and remembering just how much his music meant to me… Here’s You’re Living All Over Me, for those of you who want […]

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Netflix Roulette: Kelsey Grammar on a sub edition

Don’t ruin it for me. I’m only up to the part where the crew shrinks the uniform of Lt. Lake, the Diving Officer on the USS Stingray, so that it can barely contain her distractingly-large breasts.

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Totally Awesome Fest 10: an epic eight days of egg hunts, pajama parties and genre defying works of musical expression

Every year, at about this time, Patrick Elkins, the director of Ypsilanti’s Totally Awesome Fest (TAF), calls a big press conference to formally kick-off the festivities. And, every year, invariably, I’m the only member of the professional press to show up. This year’s press conference, which took place yesterday evening on an outbound #4 bus, […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with the most important artists of our day… Episode 1: John Maggie

Since I started interviewing musicians about their favorite vacations, there’s been quite a bit of pressure on me to somehow incorporate visual artists. Well, after thinking about it for the past several months, I came up what I hope is a fruitful new series. It’s called “Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the […]

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