Art Should Comfort the Disturbed and Disturb the Comfortable

That’s a quote from Cesar A. Cruz.  It really drives home the ability for art to meet us where we are. As a conscious, evolving human being I believe we are to live in the duality of comfort and discomfort, where the two polarities co-exist in the right balance.  To …

Rock n Roll Is a Sane Reaction to an Insane World

I read that quote somewhere.  If you know who said that originally, will you let me know? Rock n roll is a particular kind of music.  It demands energy, commitment and intensity.  It is a generalization, of course, but a genre isn’t a genre unless there are distinct, defining characteristics. …

22 Albums That Changed My Life (Part 3)

So we went through the albums that shaped my teenage and early adulthood years — now here come the stuff that shaped me as a grown-up.  Note that these span longer years than the earlier eras, because as an adult my palate has already been formed and it became harder to …

22 Albums That Changed My Life (Part 2)

This is a series walking back the time line in my journey as a music fan.  The previous post covered the teenage years — now we’re getting to my 20s. — U2 Achtung Baby Like everyone else, I was just blown away by the transformation.  The Edge’s guitars were so distorted and …