October 23, 2016 admin 0Comment

Let’s be honest. Buying a near new car can be daunting. Having to spend an entire Saturday traipsing around a dozen dealerships and then coming back even more confused than before is no-one’s idea of fun. This is perhaps why car auctions are becoming increasingly popular. In recent times, the prices of classic cars sold at auction have been substantially higher than the reserve, but when buying used cars that are practically new, it can be quite the opposite. This was evident with a 2011 Ferrari 458 at a recent Manheim auction in Melbourne – even though it was passed in…

October 22, 2016 admin 0Comment

The electric guitar — from the Resonator of the 1920s and Charlie Christian’s jazz playing in the 1930s, through Les Paul and the heyday of Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page — unfolds in the pages of “Play It Loud.” The book, subtitled “An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar,” tells its story through both technical developments and the inventors and musicians who made it all happen. We spoke to one of the authors — longtime Phoenix-based music writer Alan Di Perna — about Bob Dylan’s relationship to the instrument. The other author is Brad…

October 14, 2016 admin 0Comment

As a psychotherapist who specializes in emotions, I have come to realize that some men channel their need for love, intimacy, soothing, care, and comfort into sexual desire. Here are some examples:  Dylan wants sex when he feels sad because he likes the comfort the physical holding provides. Dylan, like most people, wants to be held when he is sad. In fact, the need to be held when we feel sad is biologically programmed into our brains. Jonathan wants sex when he’s lonely. He believes it is weak to let someone know that he’s lonely and wants company. Alternatively, he…

October 12, 2016 admin 0Comment

When I was 10 years old, my best friend screened “Creepshow,” George Romero and Stephen King’s 1982 satirical horror anthology, as the centerpiece of his sleepover birthday. At 10 minutes before lights down, I faked choking on a slice of pizza and called my parents to drive me home. Neither my best friend nor other guests called me a chicken or anything, because they’d already worn out that name several sleepovers ago. Everybody knew I didn’t do horror movies, not even funny ones. Not then, not since. The only difference is that, as a kid, I felt like I needed a…

October 7, 2016 admin 0Comment

It seems like everything in the new music economy is a complex game of good news and bad news. Maybe that makes it no different from the old music economy, which was hardly perfect and sometimes led to musicians being caught in restrictive contracts with labels and managers. In any case, the new developments surrounding Nelly show just how strange things have become. The story starts out fairly routinely: The St. Louis rapper, best known for songs like “Hot in Herre,” “Just a Dream” and “Pimp Juice,” has run up a federal tax bill of $2.4 million, along with about $150,000 in…