Catchy Without the Catch: Album Review (sorta) of Kota by Taylor Hawkins

by Merry Mercurial Here's where, if I were trying to be objective, I’d disclaim the ways in which I love Taylor Hawkins. Which aren’t heroically complex. Drums for Foo Fighters. Before that, drummed for Alanis Morrisette. Before that, tranquility and ecstasy fell in lust and spawned, and yall that lovechild was he; it was Taylor. …

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Not Even Supergroup Collaborations Are Proof of Heaven

by Merry Mercurial Upon dying, if I discover there really is a god and he’s displeased I spent all (I’m going to go ahead and predict) forty-fivish years of my life not believing and I unload my go-to “But based on what evidence?” argument, and if Surprise God responds, “Uh, Brian May from QUEEN played …