After a nearly seven year break, this piece marks the return of my "Rock & Roll Heaven" series, which began nine years ago. It was originally intended to be a week-long mini-series of articles. That first week included pieces on Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchence, and Jim Morrison. However, I also offered that … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: Chris Cornell
From the very first start of his career on April 24th, 2003 when Chase Utley crushed a grand slam off the Rockies Aaron Cook in one of the 43 games he got to play at Veteran’s Stadium, the Phillies 2nd baseman has been beloved by fans of the team.Following the 2008 World Series victory parade, his “World … Continue reading Chase is Ellen’s Christmas gift
Fans of one of the best new programs on television will be happy to learn that Cinemax has renewed "Banshee" for a third season to begin airing early in 2015. This means that our star-crossed hero, sheriff Lucas Hood, will return to continue sorting out the various nefarious elements in and around the fictional small … Continue reading TV Watch: Banshee
The problem with cable television series is that they tend to show a lot of sex, especially among non-married individuals, drug and alcohol abuse, crime commission, and the entire array of man's worst and basest actions. "Shameless" has all of that. The greatness of cable television series is that they don't hide from any of those … Continue reading TV Watch: "Shameless"
The late John Bonham was the drummer for Led Zeppelin Sometime on September 23rd, 1980, John Bonham began to drink. This was not an unusual event in Bonham's life. He was a big drinker. But the binge that he was about to undertake was a big one even by his standards. Over the next … Continue reading Rock & Roll Heaven: John Bonham