Author: Anna

Hanabi Album Release Show

According to quantum mechanics, there are an infinite number of universes that exist at the same time. Somewhere in the multiverse, 90s Britpop didn’t fade away, but is alive and well and out doing...

Reruns: MEL SHARPLES

This is part of the reruns series of guest posts by guest writer Jason Sparks MEL SHARPLES Vic Tayback, “Alice”, CBS, 1976-1985             Had he been the kind of man who did genealogy, he would have known...

Outtake from my column today

Today in the Dallas Morning News is the story I wrote about going to SXSW just after my father’s death. It’s a looooong story, but it was longer earlier. This is a section that...

Reruns: Carl Kolchak

This is part of the reruns series of guest posts by guest writer Jason Sparks CARL KOLCHAK Darren McGavin on Kolchak: The Night Stalker, ABC, 1974-75.             He’s still alive, actually, and can be...

Thor and Friends in Houston

Earlier in November, I was lucky to catch Thor and Friends at Rockefellers in Houston while they were on tour with Wye Oak. It was a magical evening for a cold and damp Houston...

Best Song of 2018? Maybe this one by The Beths

While it’s hard to calculate what the best song of the year might be, the catchiest single in my brain is my New Zealand act The Beths. I’m not alone in noticing the group!

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

I was a little surprised when back in the summer, Tribeza magazine called and asked if they could use my picture of Anthony Bourdain in their next issue. If you missed it earlier, you...

Positivus with Nick Cave

At the Positivus Festival in Latvia this year, the regular photographers weren’t allowed to shoot the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds set. So the next best thing? A photo shoot with a guy...