List Inconsequential: A 1990s Vinyl Wishlist
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List Inconsequential: A 1990s Vinyl Wishlist

Every vinyl collector loves the thrill of the hunt: that burst of adrenaline and that…

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Revisit: Tom Waits: Heartattack and Vine
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Revisit: Tom Waits: Heartattack and Vine

The discography of Tom Waits can generally be divided into two, B.C. and A.D.-type eras…

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Various Artists: Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys
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Various Artists: Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

Remember when Pirates of the Caribbean was only a theme park attraction? Me neither. Pirates…

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Seven Psychopaths
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Seven Psychopaths

A cadre of whackos and crooks populate True Romance, the 1993 Tony Scott-directed/Quentin Tarantino-written film…

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List Inconsequential: Runt of the Litter: Weak Albums By Strong Artists
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List Inconsequential: Runt of the Litter: Weak Albums By Strong Artists

Sky Blue Sky by Wilco (2007) Drugs help. When Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy went to…

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Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters  Edited by Paul Maher Jr.
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Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters Edited by Paul Maher Jr.

Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters, a compilation of interviews given by the…

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List Inconsequential: Best Musicians Turned Actors
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List Inconsequential: Best Musicians Turned Actors

James Taylor in Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) Okay, let’s be real: the performance from Monte Hellman’s…

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Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2006!!
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Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2006!!

The Top 20 Albums of 2011
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The Top 20 Albums of 2011

20. Fucked Up – David Comes to Life [Matador] The most ambitious band to vaguely…

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Top 25 Songs of 2011
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Top 25 Songs of 2011

25. St. Vincent – “Surgeon” [4AD] To know Annie Clark is to love her. The…

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