Tagima Woodstock TW 61: First Impressions

I've been wearing the Elvis Costello glasses (and sometimes even the scarf and hat) for a few years now, so I figured it was about time to add his guitar to my ensemble. The only problem is that the guitar in question (a Fender Jazzmaster) costs more than I can justify spending given my tenuous…Read more Tagima Woodstock TW 61: First Impressions

Is Music Getting Louder?

Shopping at Kohl's is always a dodgy proposition for many reasons, not the least of which is that I feel like the music playing overhead is assaulting me whenever I'm there. Though saying so may put me in the category of "cranky old man," I can't help feeling that the music in that store is…Read more Is Music Getting Louder?

The Time I Agreed to Have Elvis Costello’s Baby

My friend Dan and I went to see Elvis Costello at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, last week. The show was good. Towards the beginning, Elvis, posing as his alter-alter-ego Napoleon Dynamite, invited people onto the stage to spin a giant wheel with a bunch of song titles printed on it. Towards the…Read more The Time I Agreed to Have Elvis Costello’s Baby