Duran Duran + Mark Ronson = Newer Wave

Yesterday, March 22, Duran Duran released the packaged version of their 13th studio album, All You Need Is Now. This album was actually originally released for download in December of last year, so it's been out for several months. Without question this is their finest album in the last decade, and probably their best since…

Another Crappy Poem

I wrote this a long time ago. It's a completely non-autobiographical poem about a troubled rock 'n' roll star. Tortured A sea of faces stare in anticipation, the bass drum kicks wicked repetition. Guitar licks echo as the wind swirls, my brow furrows at the swooning girls. Every word I sing, every reprise I bring,…

The world’s greatest power ballad.

So in preparing for our first ever band rehearsal this weekend, I've written a power ballad. It's based on two conversations that are completely unrelated. The first of which is one I had with Freddy Malinowski where we recognized the fact that if there were no such thing as a ballad, there would be no…