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I need an easy friend | Remembering Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain. A rock icon to many. Perhaps just a name to others who are now growing up. But I grew up listening to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. Not in that order, but I remember buying In Utero and blasting “Heart-Shaped Box” in my basement while playing Contra or … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Postal Service – A Tattered Line of String

Let’s step back to 2003, shall we? To a world where Frankenstorms didn’t exist, and Avril Lavigne dominated those radio airwaves the way that Korean guy rules them today.  It’s a world where playing guitar in a popular “alternative band” also meant stretching yoga-style before going on stage, because you also, inexplicably, had to do … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Rebecca Loebe – Circus Heart

Austin-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe was one of the first contestants to appear on NBC’s The Voice, where she re-interpreted Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” as a ballad. Risky move, but it paid off, as Loebe’s career is blooming alongside the release of her latest album, Circus Heart. Today’s Jam of the Day is the catchy … Read more

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10 to Spin | Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies’ music has been a big part of my life now for almost 10 years. While some of my friends shrug them off as being a band who play simply some sad songs, I hear a lot more. Sure, there’s darkness. But there is a lot of light, too. The truth is, the words … Read more