Essays Archive

18 Oct 2018

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
3 Oct 2018

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?
18 Sep 2018

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