Music

Home Video: ‘Hype!’

It’s been just over 20 years since the release of Hype! (out now on a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) and twenty-six years since bands from Seattle took over…





Bob Seger Rethinks the Vietnam War

NPR’s music blog just published “Where Have All the Bob Seger Albums Gone?,” an epic post about the sorry state of the music catalog of…


WWII Vet Spends Christmas With Taylor Swift

96-year-old Army veteran Cyrus Porter of New Madrid, Missouri really loves Taylor Swift, so much that the local TV news did a story on Cyrus and Taylor last week…









College Students Fight the Viet Cong

Oberlin College cancelled this weekend’s performance by Canadian indie rock band Viet Cong after the college community complained about the band’s name. Readers who lived…


The Truth About ‘Fortunate Son’

It’s pretty simple: “Fortunate Son” is a protest song written by a Vietnam-era veteran in support of the men who served and against the children…






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‘One on One’ With Griffin House

Griffin House is a songwriter’s songwriter.  Unlike so many commercialized pop acts of today, the Ohio native crafts a story rather than just a catchy…