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The Amazing Rhythm Aces: Russell Smith: An Ace, An Old Friend + An Echo of a Moment

Essay by Holly Gleason,, 15 July 2019

THIRTY THOUSAND OR so feet above everything, late and tired. With the ear buds in, the demos – all top shelf kind of awesome – ...

The Cars, Ric Ocasek: You're All I've Got Tonight: Brush Your Rock& Roll Hair, Ric Ocasek's Gone To Heaven

Memoir by Holly Gleason,, September 2019

IT WAS COLD, steely but not metal. It swirled and encircled you like a cartoon vine, only it was staccato – and the beat was so evident. ...

Charlie Pickett: My Friend Charlie: Real Life, Raw Rock & the Impossible Gulf In Between

Retrospective by Holly Gleason,, 14 February 2014

MY FRIEND CHARLIE used to be a rock star, only I didn't know him then. Maybe I interviewed him once, at WVUM — "the Voice of ...

Eddie Money: Take Me Home Tonight: Eddie Money Passes, Regular Guy Rock Hits Heaven Between The Eyes

Memoir by Holly Gleason,, 23 September 2019

"UHN... hold on... UHN, hold on ta me tighter Never gonna leave you Now (gasping for air) Can't you please believe me now..." ...

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