Halloween in New York on the way home from London

… is the opening line of an epic Crazy Horse-esque dirge by the Red House Painters. It seemed appropriate I was going to see their lead singer Mark Kozelek play a show in London after I attended the Greenwich Village Halloween parade. My plans were thwarted though Continue reading “Halloween in New York on the way home from London”

Screws and Cheap Tricks in Rockford Illinois

Rockford, Illinois, was once the world’s largest manufacturer of screws, but following the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of 1994, most of its manufacturing sector bolted out of town Continue reading “Screws and Cheap Tricks in Rockford Illinois”