Essays Archive

9 Oct 2020

Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon

Today, John Lennon would have been 80 years old. That means it’s been almost 40 years since he was gunned down outside his New York apartment. That’s 40 years of music we may have missed out on.
30 Sep 2020

Riding Around with Robby

I first met Robby Richardson at a planetarium show the summer before seventh grade. I thought we’d hit it off — we were both interested in astronomy, both liked Star Wars — but after school began, the
10 Sep 2020

Jumping the Musical Shark: Blondie

In the late 1970s, Blondie was the “it” band. They could do no wrong, releasing seven Top 40 hits and four No. 1 singles in the span of two short years. Their hits ranged from power pop