The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

First on the reading list this year I wanted to revisit one of my favorite books. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Published in 1939.  Winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel category. Aggregately ranked as the 27th greatest fiction book of all time by The Greatest Books (thegreatestbooks.org).  Appears on many […]

The music of Tool — and a concert review

The elusive artist I speak of today is the prog-metal giants — Tool. I’ve been wanting to see them in concert for more than 20 years. That’s no joke. Since the first time I heard their music, I knew that I had to see them in concert. I had a few chances in the past, except fate had other plans. I didn’t know if the day would ever come. Earlier this week, it finally happened.