Every year around this time I ask myself a question: Why are we doing this? There’s no really good answer. I guess the hope is there’s somebody out there who likes rock and roll music but doesn’t want to have to seek out good new stuff. So we’re providing a service. The reality, of course, … Continue reading Glorious Noise is 18. And we like it.
What a year. How naive were we to think that 2016 was bad just because Prince and David Bowie died, Mitch McConnell was mean to President Obama, and Hillary Clinton lost the election to a game show host who made an entire career out of lying and cheating? And then 2017 seemed bad too. But … Continue reading 2018: Good Riddance
Time flies. Seventeen years? Crazy. GLONO is the same age as the lead singer of my favorite band. There are kids in bands today who weren’t even born when we started this. That blows my mind. I remember turning 17 the summer before my senior year of high school. John Cougar had told us to … Continue reading Hey What’s Up? Glorious Noise Is 17
A lot of people died this year. This happens every year, and we’re all gonna die someday, of course, but it’s still a drag that we’re no longer inhabiting the same plane of existence as Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. We also lost Glen Campbell, Tom Petty, Walter Becker, Grant Hart, Clyde the Funky Drummer … Continue reading Wrapping up a lousy year: 2017
When we first launched Glorious Noise in February 2001 the country had just inaugurated a Republican president who had lost the popular vote after a bitter, draining campaign. My pals and I were not optimistic about the future. We’ve written at length about the origins of this site, about the influence of Vanity Fair’s “Rock … Continue reading Glorious Noise Turns Sweet 16
A little housekeeping, folks. When we converted from MovableType to WordPress, it seems we lost some of our early, featured content. We didn’t really “lose” it but we definitely orphaned it. If readers and search engines can’t find it, it’s lost for all intents and purposes. A reader contacted us last night to point out … Continue reading Our Missing Jay Bennett Interview Is Back
One year ago for our tenth anniversary, we took a little break. A sabbatical. After six months with nary a peep, we quietly started publishing stuff again. And we’ve been posting stuff fairly regularly since then. The break was nice. It gave us time to migrate from MovableType to WordPress. We also switched hosts from … Continue reading Glorious Noise is 11 years old today
We celebrate our tenth anniversary by taking a break from publishing the site.
It’s our annual wrap up of everything that moved us last year. Share your own lists, too.
Goodbye, Chicago. We’ll miss you like crazy.