40 Forever: Sharp!

Sharp by David Fitzpatrick

Sharp: A Memoir. William Morrow & Co, 2012. Print.

We lost 4 members of the Guilford High School Class of 84: David Ciardello, Richard Eaton, Ronnie Burns, and Lars Schulze. We almost lost David Fitzpatrick. David Fitzpatrick was our most beloved classmate. He was popular, but always nice to [...]

EVENTS: Campout 8 to FiStock 2012

From Thursday September 13 at Campout 8 all the way to FiStock in Redlands Sunday September 16, I will get to perform for and hang with the coolest, most hard-core fans in da woild, those being THE CRUMBS…. Chris


So push your car if need be and make it to Campout OCHO y FiStock [...]

Listen To The Band: The Dangers and Chris LeRoy's TEMPEST!

Bob Dylan’s new album. Tempest, is due September 11. Like all Dylan fans I was happy, and intrigued just to see the list of new tracks. This week, while perusing the titles a strange idea grabbed me. I would try to write and record ten songs based on the titles before his album appears in [...]

REVIEWS: Rationales Rockin!

The Rationales ply those time-honored rock ‘n’ roll staples, potent melodies and dynamic guitars as they rock the Boston area. The quintet’s music crosses many boundaries, with elements of Americana, mainstream arena rock, power pop, alternate rock, or what some have termed “radio rock,” but whatever it’s called, audiences have responded. [...]



That’s really super Supergirl
How you saved yourself in seconds flat
And your friends are going to say
That’s really super Supergirl
How you’re changing all the world’s weather
–Supergirl by XTC

Here are three great graphic novel series that feature girl superheroes:

Amelia Rules by Jimmy Gownley

Gownley, Jimmy. Amelia Rules!: Vol. 3. Harrisburg, PA: Renaissance Press, 2006. Print.

I made the mistake [...]

EVENTS: Johnny Hickman’s tILTING

Just released, a second solo album from Mr. Hickman (Cracker). Like his previous solo effort, this song assortment is a welcome genre-shifter, all over the map and right on target…. CL

(more to come)


Morst's Pick: Cracker Live at The Duck Room


Slightly over 5 years ago in stl… http://archive.org/details/Cracker2007-07-05.matrix

Cracker Live at The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill on 2007-07-05 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet


Disk 1 (51:37) 01: St. Cajetan 02: Everybody Gets One Free 03: Movie Star 04: Teen Angst 05: Sick Of Goodbyes 06: Go For A Ride > 07: Eurotrash [...]

40 Forever:Back from ALA

Back from ALA
I just got back from the annual American Library Association conference. It was in Anaheim, California which is the perfect locale for a summertime convention–no humidity and lots of hotels close to the arena.

Here are a few highlights from the convention. (I’ll write about the meetings and programs later.)

*I was [...]