Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9 songs about cats

9 songs about cats



There are too many lame listicles of supposedly great cat songs. Here are nine songs about cats to which Alan has given the stamp of approval.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Yet More One Album Wonders

Yet More One Album Wonders



My fourth installment of One Album Wonders -- bands from the Golden Age of the LP who utterly avoided the sophomore slump.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The 50 Best Scottish Bands of All Time

The 50 Best Scottish Bands of All Time



Will Scotland secede from the UK? Is there somewhere I can go to hear just Scottish pop bands? What are the best Scottish bands of all time, then? These questions and more are answered here.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Taste of the Mideast Side -- at the Los Angeles County Store

Taste of the Mideast Side -- at the Los Angeles County Store



You can still see the Taste of the Mideast Side series of maps at Los Angeles County Store for a time. Here's a preview to whet your appetite (which you can reward with snacks from the shop's delicious selection of locally-made goods).

A look at Crime Correspondent

A look at Crime Correspondent



Someone recently hipped me to a radio noir with which I was heretofore unaware, Crime Correspondent. It starred the great Paul Frees but was cancelled after only four episodes. You can listen to the only known episode in circulation, its debut, here.