Sometimes I hear someone describe a movie as “just a bunch of people sitting around talking.” I’m sure I’ve done it myself. This typically means one of two things, that the movie is aimless and boring, or that the movie fleshed out its characters thoroughly enough to make such simplicity interesting. I’m happy to report … Continue reading What Else Is There?
Music has always been a very personal thing to those who love it. The attachments that form between the listener and their favorite art feel intimate, and that art gets held tighter and tighter as a result. Maybe that’s why there will always be a strange relationship between kids and parents when it comes to … Continue reading Sometimes Parents Just Don’t Understand (Their Kids’ Music)
6/23/19, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA It’s been a busy month or so for wrestling fans at large, as All Elite Wrestling, Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose), WWE’s own NXT, and New Japan have kept us on the edge of our seats. Then there’s main roster WWE, the leader in the clubhouse sitting over here farting … Continue reading PPV Preview: WWE Stomping Grounds 2019
Like most people, sometimes I daydream about Roberto Alomar. Seriously, what a fascinating baseball player. First off, he’s in the Hall of Fucking Fame, and while that might not mean what we wish it did, it still means something. Then there’s the fact that his entire family was always playing baseball all the time. His … Continue reading An Alomar Elegy
XL Center, Hartford, CT Over the past several years, Money In The Bank has maneuvered its way into position as something of a fifth major for WWE. The conceit of the MITB contests themselves is largely to thank, as there’s plenty of appeal in watching seven or eight wrestlers compete in an unusually important ladder … Continue reading PPV Preview: WWE Money In The Bank 2019
I never got a chance to see Pavement before they broke up. The band’s contentious separation seemed to ensure that anyone who missed out the first time around wouldn’t get a chance to rectify that mistake, and for the most part, that has been the case. Pavement has only officially and fully reunited over one … Continue reading A Range Life
I’m getting used to 16-hour drives. After spending the first 32 years of my life in the same Missouri city, I headed east two years ago to give life my best, or at least that was my intention. The result was bloody emotionally, as I struggled with everything I left behind and everything that wasn’t … Continue reading A Gas Station Outside Columbus, Ohio