Essays Archive

A Third Fantasy Beatles Album: Free As A Bird

My third Beatles fantasy album, Free As A Bird, takes place about six years after Abracadabra and about a decade after A Doll’s House – the reason being that much of the solo Beatles work during that time was pretty bad. Ringo was

The Last Beatles Single?

For years, rumors have been swirling around “Now and Then,” a John Lennon demo that remains unreleased. Ever since the 1995 Threetles reunion, fans have been wondering: Could this be the last Beatles single?

8 Rules That Could Save Pop Music

About 10 years ago, Absolute Power Pop posted a manifesto from a band called the Ripoff Artists that, if implemented by all artists, would save Western music. Here were their eight theses, and I hereby nail them to the