Rock Star Deaths

Charlie Watts’ death on August 24th had a somewhat surprising impact on me. To be honest, I doubt that I’ve thought about Charlie Watts for more than a cumulative hour over the course of my life. Nonetheless, his death sank into my bones. It bothers me that I could feel so disturbed by the deathContinue reading “Rock Star Deaths”

Allen Toussaint

Anyone who has even the vaguest awareness of American popular music from the late 1950s onward will have heard an Allen Toussaint song, but they may have never heard his name. This is one artist who actually is underrated since relatively few have heard of him beyond his hometown of New Orleans, with the exception ofContinue reading “Allen Toussaint”