Category Archives: Music

U2 Uses Mysterious Brush With Death to Defend the Idea of America 

My wife, known here and on my social media as the goddess, has saved my life yet again; she took me to the U2 Innocence and Experience Tour 2018 five times. Yeah, five concerts, same band, same show. Five times … Continue reading

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And now, something for you….

I publish books under the imprint Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC. That name came from my older brother’s reaction to the maternity ward picture of my twin sons, who turn 20 this weekend. To celebrate, we are doing a free … Continue reading

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Defending Kevin Smith (to Kevin Smith)

Okay, I’m dragging my protruding gut through a kettle bell workout with the sound off while listening to the recent Smodcast “Comic Book Men” episode, and I once again had to endure multi-hyphenate Indy legend Kevin Smith repeatedly calling himself … Continue reading

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Advice to a young artist

(I wrote this to a former student and musician who posted on FB a cool bit of music video of him playing a work in progress. He called it “trash” and, well …. This happened.) Stop calling your contributions to … Continue reading

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Favorite Joke, ever

I participated in the last of the holiday get-togethers this evening. Talk about holding on. And I was reminded of a great moment in my life. The moment involved my all-time favorite joke. What’s the joke? Not yet. The reason … Continue reading

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Neil Young – The Troubling Duality of “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere”

It is impossible to pick the definitive Neil Young album because he has put out so many classics. Some will say the easy choice is Decade but I am working with a rule that anthologies and greatest hits and live … Continue reading

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“David Johansen” Might be the Perfect Album

While reading One Way Out a really strong, engaging oral history of The Allman Brothers Band, I began thinking about all the great music I grew up with, and how so much of it is now being relegated to fading … Continue reading

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