A eulogy for an ’03 Jetta

  This afternoon, after nearly seven years driving an 03 Volkswagen Jetta, I bought a new car. That Jetta was my first real car. I got it in 2006 when I was probably… Continue reading

Review: “Regions of Light and Sound of God” by Jim James

It’s hard for someone as dynamic as Jim James to distinguish himself from a band whose sound is so inextricably linked to his talents. Every bourbon-fueled track by the guitarist/singer/songwriter’s band My Morning… Continue reading

I Can’t Dance

It’s true: I cannot dance. It’s an embarrassing confession for someone whose career (and social life) revolves around music. Most of my life is dedicated to listening to, viewing and voicing an opinion… Continue reading

My opinion on 6 bad opinions

As is common at times like these, the Internet has become a breeding ground for impulsive opinions on a very serious subject: gun control. I’ve held my tongue (for the most part) over… Continue reading

Why Bad News is Good News

My grandfather, C. Alan Baker, passed away Monday morning at 81 years old. For 34 years, Al worked as news director of Brown Newspapers and editor of The Messenger, Baldwinsville’s weekly newspaper. In… Continue reading

Syracuse University: Worst. Crowd. Ever.

I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my day. More than the average person. In fact, more than the above average person. I’ve seen shows from Bob Dylan to Skrillex to the… Continue reading