Billy’s Corner 08.27.20

R.I.P Justin Townes Earle. I was supposed to see Steve Earle’s son this past April opening up for Brian Fallon. That didn’t happen because of the virus, and now it won’t. He was only 38. Sad. To paraphrase one of my comedy idols, Homer Simpson:...

Billy’s Corner 08.19.20

Just some quick (theoretically) random thoughts this week, most of which have to do with live music in the pandemic age…. we’ll see how long this is by the time I’m actually done babbling. – If you didn’t make it to the end of last...

Billy’s Corner 08.13.20

Before I get to the main subject of this week’s column I have a couple quick notes following up on last week’s “Favorite Fake Bands” blog post. – After submitting what I wrote last week Susan and I rewatched “Almost Famous”....

Billy’s Corner 08.05.20

I was stuck. I don’t know how you can get writer’s block when you only have to write a few paragraphs a week, but I was having trouble. Conversations with my wife Susan and messaging with my buddy Dave provided kernels of ideas, but nothing that has fully...