Heroes and Villains: Brian Wilson, Donald Trump

I just watched the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors for Brian Wilson. For reasons that are easy to guess -- his life story, his genius, his music -- I am sobbing.  For other things, too: for him, for us; in gratitude, in fear. A decade later, neither the country nor the world look anything like they … Continue reading Heroes and Villains: Brian Wilson, Donald Trump

Steven Hyden’s Look At Billy Corgan

I don't agree with all of Hyden's conclusions in this piece (and I'm certainly no Rush expert), but isn't this a fantastic piece of writing?: Resentment was very good to Corgan when he invented the original incarnation of Smashing Pumpkins and made it the biggest band of alt-rock's last, lurching stand in the mid-'90s. It … Continue reading Steven Hyden’s Look At Billy Corgan