Star Wars Lost and Found History: Black Angel

It’s summertime, 1980 and you’re in a mercifully cool, air-conditioned theater. The lights go down and your heart rate increases in anticipation of the feature attraction — The Empire Strikes Back. If you were at a theater in America, that’s exactly what you got, but if you saw The Empire Strikes Back at a EuropeanContinue reading “Star Wars Lost and Found History: Black Angel”

Drive Your Family Crazy with the Band Name Game

Does every adolescent go through a “decorate your notebooks with your favorite band names” phase? I know I sure did. And it went deeper than that for me. When classmates were going to parties and drinking beer, I went to slumber parties with close friends who had a similar infatuation with band names, logos andContinue reading “Drive Your Family Crazy with the Band Name Game”

The Story of an Antique Fargo-Made Monson Flat Top Trunk

Some people like to fill their home with antiques, and I am one of them. Don’t get me wrong… I love modern furniture and architecture and minimalism as much as the next guy, but when I can afford it, I’m a sucker for antique tube radios, furniture, and anything else made of wood with theContinue reading “The Story of an Antique Fargo-Made Monson Flat Top Trunk”

6 Great Rock Bands Who Didn’t Quite Make It

How could a great rock band, if they are truly great, not become a phenomenon? Right? Maybe new label management left them out in the cold. Perhaps substance abuse and interpersonal drama spelled the end. The reasons are many why these six great rock bands didn’t quite make it, with emphasis on the word quite,Continue reading “6 Great Rock Bands Who Didn’t Quite Make It”