Essays Archive

15 Apr 2008

Desert Island Discs: Glow – The Innocence Mission

Year Released: 1994 Top chart position: n/a I first heard the Innocence Mission in 1989 from Matt Goldman, who lived on the first floor of my dormitory in college. I could walk into his room, hear new
8 Apr 2008

Desert Island Discs: Whatever – Aimee Mann

Year Released: 1993 Top chart position: #127 Poor Aimee Mann. She’s best known for being the lead singer of the one-hit wonder ’til tuesday. The group’s 1985 single, “Voices Carry,”was a haunting new-wave classic that is still
4 Apr 2008

My First Concert: Styx, 1983

There. I said it. Not only did I like Styx, but I saw them in concert. And this was not during the heyday of The Grand Illusion and “Come Sail Away.” No, this was after Kilroy was