MCA’s Legacy: Music Icon and Buddhist Pioneer

By J.J. Colagrande

The passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch stings music lovers across multiple generations. But it’s also a moment to reflect on his influence on the broader spectrum of pop culture. Beyond the obvious pain of the loss, the arguable importance of his very existence, and the discussion of the inevitable disintegration of a pioneering band, there… »


By J.J. Colagrande

. . . HeadCount is the prevalent political action network on the music festival circuit, if you didn’t know. This awesome interview lead to J.J. also writing a few columns for the site!! Make sure you vote!! . Hands down the best in-depth interview on Headz, granted to Vagabondage Press, a small post-modern kind of… »


By J.J. Colagrande

A diverse cast of ten characters, living in New York, Miami, and San Francisco, make up the novel. In Headz, everyone comes together at a music festival in Chicago, where paths converge for a summer event none of the characters will soon forget, and a show few will get to see. The book and website,… »


By J.J. Colagrande
09_KC McGovern

I was going to Camp. Camp Bisco. And as a writer. A real paid writer. Can you believe it? Dickie should’ve seen me, the fucker. I might not have been making Merrill Lynch  money like him but at least I chased my dream and I wasn’t a momma’s boy. I didn’t give up, in fact… »


By J.J. Colagrande

I’m on a plane, to Albany. I’m re-reading your e-mail. It’s on my Iphone 4. This gizmo is amazing, dude. I can read e-mails 18,000 feet in the air. KC convinced me to get it. She said I could use the navigation system. I do get lost a lot. Especially in New York City. You… »


By J.J. Colagrande

Bisco was beautiful. And not just physical beauty–rolling green hills, a wide open blue sky–it totally looked amazing at night–yeah, all of that, but the people were dope. And not dope in like a nodding-out, brain-dead kind of dope, but dope as in conscious and kind and young and vibrant and ready-to-rage Upstate NY summertime… »


By J.J. Colagrande

The plan was supposed to be simple. That alone sounded retarded. Duh. I should”ve known better. To plan. To devise or project the realization of. To plan, from the Latin planus–meaning level ground. Me? Level ground? Plan us, who, us plan? Yeah, right. Wrong. Landed in Albany. Check. Grabbed luggage and some of KC’s books…. »


By J.J. Colagrande

I swear the people at Bisco were awesome. I mean, just brilliant. The intellect, creativity, and receptivity of Bisco heads felt crisper than a fully extended double rainbow. I was like so stoked. I couldn’t believe Shore Morris had the nerve to say Bisco heads were too druggie. I called Shore a few days earlier… »


By J.J. Colagrande

If I didn’t drive by a Volkswagen so obviously heading to the fest (camping gear, music stickers and the dead give away: hippies) I would’ve been in more trouble. With navigation, I breathed a sigh of  relief and found a place to make a U-ey–some little side road in the middle-of-nowhere. You really have to… »


By J.J. Colagrande

Time went by so fast. I spent so much of it looking for Keith but like it was totally time to see some music. What was I supposed to do? I had a job. And I called him repeatedly. His phone kept going to voicemail. I bet the ding-dong left his charger at home. Ay-yi-yi…. »


By J.J. Colagrande

CHECK OUT OUR TESTIMONIAL SECTION These are some of the headz who have so kindly dropped in telling us what they think of the book. We are committed to keeping this independent grassroots spirit alive as we continue into the Fall and Winter. To learn more about the novel, click here. And help spread the… »

HEADZ: Gonzo post-modern music journalism mixed with Fiction. You have found the definitive novel chronicling the culture of music festivals.

By J.J. Colagrande

HEADZ is a work of Fiction. If you like music festivals, you’ll dig this. If you know someone who does, re-post, or buy the book. It’ll make a great present. Friend us on Facebook for info on free giveaways and fresh content.  Meanwhile, check out the website to enjoy 60 deleted scenes CUT from the novel,… »