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This Blog Has Been Downloaded To Fifty iPhones — Free!!

This Blog Has Been Downloaded To Fifty iPhones — Free!!

Along with pretty much everybody else, I watched the latest Apple…what do they call these extravaganzas again? Annunciations? You know, the big spiels where a markedly less piss-scared Tim Cook…

C’mon Guys, Pick Up The Pace!

C’mon Guys, Pick Up The Pace!

The latest column from Berton Averre of the Knack concerns our national pastime, baseball – and its efforts (and failings) toward trying to speed up the ‘pace of play’ while…

Not Living in the Past

Not Living in the Past

I was going to review the new Ian Anderson album.  Not exactly review; more of a think piece.  I was a big fan of Jethro Tull‘s, particularly in the early…

Is Donald Sterling the New Nixon?

Is Donald Sterling the New Nixon?

In the latest installment of Berton Averre’s column, the musician/songwriter/intellectual weighs in on the controversy surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the swirling media frenzy that has dominated…

PONO? PO-YES!

PONO?  PO-YES!

After a brief hiatus, Rock Cellar’s esteemed columnist Berton Averre (you may remember him from his days in the Knack) returns! This month’s topic: Neil Young’s newly-announced digital music player,…

Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

I have a friend who collects vinyl. No, he’s not a plastics bondage freak, I mean vinyl records, old LPs. What would be the garage of his house is a…

(Movie) Trailer Trash

(Movie) Trailer Trash

Okay, I’ve hocked you enough on the woeful shape of modern music:  Berton Averre’s Blog. Time for a departure.  Today we’ll talk about the woeful shape of modern American movies.…

Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?

Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?

I love baseball.   I love music.   It would be hard to say who meant more to me as an 11 year old, the Beatles or Sandy Koufax.  Suffice to say…

Sex Is Always the Answer

Sex Is Always the Answer

From time to time, when I’m in the midst of one of my room-clearing rants on the woeful state of modern popular music, unfortunate listeners will try to agree with…

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