On the Eve of 30 Years: THE JOSHUA TREE

Thirty years ago this month and next, U2, Brian Eno, and Daniel Lanois were putting the finishing touches on what is arguably one of the greatest rock albums ever written, THE JOSHUA TREE.  That “the album wears well,”… Read More

Rethinking the Music of the 1980s (non prog)

One of the things that drives me a little wonky—as well as cracks me up—is seeing my students attempt to have a 1980s theme party.  They always wear too much makeup, put on bizarre leg warmers, and tease… Read More