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Daniel Nester is the author of How to Be Inappropriate, a collection of humorous nonfiction. He lives in upstate New York and online at danielnester.com.
Years go by easier when there are 2,000 miles separating a father and son. Then an American flag turns up in your lap.
We live in the golden age of all-female tribute bands, from Sheagles and Blonde Jovi to AC/DShe and Cheap Chick. Here we present an anatomy of a scene, with Judas Priestess—from women who pioneered stoner/doom rock to teenagers playing Alice Cooper drum solos at Philadelphia’s rock academy.
At Thanksgiving, a family takes stock of what they’re thankful for by weighing the most valuable things they own: their heads.
When you share your life with a reality TV editor, you learn that reality often winds up on the cutting-room floor.
Following up with targets of the infamous Rock Critical List, an anonymous, highly personal screed that sparked a firestorm.
The life of a poet in New York means recognizing the important appellations and knowing when to take the (grant) money and run.
There’s a movement afoot to rewrite rock’s best songs with Christian lyrics, and you haven’t heard about it. Enter the world of “parodeities,” and learn some deuteronomy.
The names Freddie, Roger, Brian, and John may not mean much to many ’80s music fans, but to DANIEL NESTER they were the best of the decade: Queen, ever the champions.