So I may make the India trip, but not until August or September. I feel so fucking stupid — I’ve flown literally fifty times or more in my life, and I’ve never missed a flight before, ever. I simply misread my itinerary — I was flying from Vegas to Chicago to Delhi, and I read […]

Out Of Service.

My phone got turned off. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get it turned on again anytime soon. I’m really, really angry about this, but there’s nothing I can do. So I guess if you want to reach me when I’m in India, try my Grand Central number or email me or use […]

In Which I Turn Once More To Sunday's Clown

I got a call from Las Vegas CityLife editor Steve Sebelius today. “I’ve got some not-so-great news,” he said. I started writing a column for the CityLife back in, oh, late 2000 or early 2001. Originally called “Cyber Spyder”, it was a sort of basic technology column. I did so at the request of then-editor […]

Reasons Why The Violent Femmes Are Not As Revered As The Pixies, And Some Reasons Why They Ought To Be; A Life Memoir

Part The First The Femmes were not a coastal band. I’ve always thought of the Violent Femmes as being a Midwestern band, and all of the evidence I’ve seen over the past twenty years suggests this is true. People out here on the West Coast like the Femmes, but they don’t have that obsessive love […]