Spitz Take: Jon Spencer Is an Old Bag Of Bones, But His Prostate Is Just Fine

By |2019-05-10T12:21:25-07:00August 30th, 2012|Spitz Take|

The first question I ask Jon Spencer is not, “Why are you not Jack White”? But from the moment we started talking, it’s been the elephant in the room. Even as I ask obligatory and softball questions about Meat and Bone, his new album with the Blues Explosion, all I can think about is that [...]

Spitz Take: How a Bunch of Dead Dogs Made Me Find Paul Westerberg

By |2019-05-10T12:21:25-07:00August 14th, 2012|Spitz Take|

Two weeks ago, around this time, I was sitting with my MTV Hive editor, Mike Ayers, at Shake Shack in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. And I was very, very agitated with him. Despite being a fellow music nerd who usually gets all my music nerd references, Ayers was unable to identify the portrait on my [...]

Spitz Take: The Durex Performax Intense In-Sync Song Generator Made Me Think of Florence Henderson

By |2019-05-10T12:21:25-07:00July 10th, 2012|Spitz Take|

A condom company has given me a computer-generated (and therefore presumably infallible) suggestion of the best song to play while making sweet monkey love to my special lady friend. It’s “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men. Which is incorrect on so many levels, I shouldn’t even have to argue it. […]

Explaining MCA’s Death to My Mom: A Lesson in Ill Communication

By |2019-05-10T12:21:26-07:00May 16th, 2012|Spitz Take|

It was an unlucky coincidence that my mother’s birthday happened to fall on the same day that Adam Yauch died. The moment I got on the phone with her, she noticed that something was off. I seemed vaguely sad, and she wanted to know why. Which put me in the very weird position of having [...]

Spitz Take: Script Notes For My Bob Marley Documentary

By |2019-05-10T12:21:27-07:00April 17th, 2012|Spitz Take|

There’s a new Bob Marley documentary premiering this week. It’s called Marley, and on Friday, April 20th, you can watch it pretty much everywhere. It’ll be in theaters, video-on-demand, and even streaming on your Facebook page. The only way to avoid it is by actively asking NOT to see it. Bob Marley is the Farmville [...]

Spitz Take: A Critical Analysis of My Infant Son’s Ability to Rock

By |2019-05-10T12:21:28-07:00March 7th, 2012|Spitz Take|

Like most parents with an infant, I’m convinced that my child is a wunderkind. Charlie is only 11 months old, just beginning to walk and with a vocabulary limited to “mama” and “dadda,” but I’m still pretty sure he’s a genius. […]

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