rap
Would it ruin your day if you didn’t shout a racial slur in mixed company?
music
There had to be room on this list for hatred of individual men who done you wrong, especially when combined with destruction of personal property.
in

Aug 26, 2014 at 10:00am | 352 comments

music
At 15, I'd only touched the tip of the heartbreak iceberg. But if I could blast Liz Phair in my bedroom -- and learn how to swear with her emphatic nonchalance -- I might be OK.
music
Almost every band I like has one or two songs that I actively dislike, and each one feels like a tiny betrayal.
tinashe
She’s a true multi-threat singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and all-around powerhouse.
in

Aug 6, 2014 at 12:30pm | 4 comments

weddings
I am always intensely fascinated by the music people choose for their weddings.
in

Jul 31, 2014 at 12:30pm | 332 comments

music
My funeral song changes about once a year, but it's usually some sad bastard music with vague lyrics full of romantic imagery.
music
Entitled "Quarterback," the song repeats the refrain: "Who you gonna blame, the star of the game or the no-name girl in the freshman class?"
music
When you think you hate jazz, moving across the hall from two jazz musicians may seem like a really bad idea. Turns out it's not.
in

Jul 8, 2014 at 10:00am | 48 comments

commercials
Hey, DJ Ad Traffic Manager, play my song.
in

Jul 7, 2014 at 10:00am | 139 comments

weekend report
music
You know that Ben Folds song, "The Luckiest"? When it comes to his shows, I'm the opposite.
bands
I didn’t expect that sexism would be such a prevalent issue in nerd culture. It surprised me that this blatant, unfair exclusion was being practiced in a culture that was pioneered for and by outcasts.
everybody loves lists
Imagine that I'm standing outside of your window with a boombox. My upper arms are already tired.
music
Sometimes I think I can physically feel my brain chemistry changing when we're in the middle of a song.
in

Jun 13, 2014 at 9:00am | 43 comments

songs
You will not get through this list without getting pissed off at least once.
in

Jun 6, 2014 at 12:30pm | 404 comments

music
wrestling
Mick Foley took the inspiration he gets from Tori Amos’ music to turn himself into the poster boy for the unlikely feminist activist.
rick springfield
I meet Rick Springfield at the counter of Starbucks in the Malibu Country Mart.
styleite
music
I'm not saying an album cover is as important as the actual music, but having a good-looking one doesn't hurt.
songs
They are REALLY not making love songs the way they used to.