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The Ballad of Wreckless and Amy: A Punk-Rock Love Story

Ever had a YouTube rabbit-hole experience? Sure you have. I had one tonight that warmed the icy punk-rock part of my heart. You know the kind of rabbit-hole experience I’m talking about — those time-wasting trips into the matrix that almost always begin on Facebook or Twitter. Someone posts a video of an artist or band…

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15 Minutes with You: Lou Reed, 1942-2013

“Ah, baby, you’re so vicious…” Reading on Facebook today that Lou Reed had died, I had one of those visceral reactions. I literally felt it in my gut. It was as though someone had punched me. Hard. With a flower. Lou Reed was too tough to die. He was too gentle to die. He was…

BANNED!!

Open Letter to the Randolph County Board of “Education”

Earlier this morning, I sent the following letter to the Randolph County Board of “Education.” For those who haven’t read the news, this board voted to ban Ralph Ellison’s literary classic Invisible Man from the schools’ reading list. For me, this terrible decision was very personal. I was educated in the small Randolph County town of Asheboro. So, I…