Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Aversions – Round 1

We’ve all got ‘em – things we dig that we shouldn’t, and things we should dig but for one reason or another, do not. Dig. There are dozens if not a hundred bands and artists I used to like which now make me cringe. Billy Idol, for example. The difference between a cringe-worthy, passing infatuation, and a guilty pleasure can be summed up neatly: I … Continue reading Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Aversions – Round 1

Bill Dolan Interview Part 1

For the majority of its existence, Rockford, Illinois has generally been considered one of the armpits of America. It’s a gritty industrial town near the Wisconsin border which has consistently been listed as one of the U.S.’s worst cities by polls and surveys published in major magazines, often winding up in the top ten worst cities. Since World War II, Rockford’s economy had been driven … Continue reading Bill Dolan Interview Part 1