Making Music in Buffalo

Our story begins with a chance meeting in Buffalo at Nietzsche’s. It was a winter Sunday afternoon in 1988 and both of our groups were scheduled to play together.

2017-04-30T23:40:25+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Kick Out The Jams, Catholic School!

In 1968, the students returning to my suburban Detroit Catholic high school, Bishop Gallagher, had a surprise waiting for them: For the back-to-school dance that September, someone had booked the MC5

2015-09-11T17:50:28+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|

Your Band Sucks: An Interview With Jon Fine

Jon Fine is a longtime business writer currently serving as executive editor of Inc. magazine, a James Beard-award winning food and wine writer, and the former guitarist for such barely-known bands as Bitch Magnet, Vineland, and Coptic Light.

2016-03-25T09:06:13+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|

Being Ernie Krivda

“Play me something” says the tenor master during our first lesson together. I squirm uncomfortably in my socks, having left my shoes at the door of the immaculate if modest music studio.

2015-03-17T09:25:47+00:00 March 17th, 2015|