Chris Ingalls is a Massachusetts native who spent the first seven years of his adult life as a broadcast journalist in the U.S. Navy, serving in overseas locations such as Keflavik, Iceland and the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. He was also a videotape editor for a CBS affiliate TV station, a newspaper editor at a military public affairs office in Naples, Italy, and spent 14 years as a video archivist for a Boston-area cancer research institute. He was born in 1969 and has been a rabid music fan since at least 1970, thanks to his three older siblings. He hosted his own music podcast, The Supersonic Time Machine, from 2011 to 2015 and is a frequent guest on the current events podcast Get the Knaak. He is on Twitter @Ingalls1969 and lives in the leafy suburbs of Melrose, Massachusetts, with his wife, son, hyperactive dog and ornery cat.
Shannon Fields has assembled something of a companion piece to the 2018 Leverage Models album Whites, with stunning results on Greys. Plus, the album benefits the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees in upstate New York.
In 1969, the deeply strange musician known as Captain Beefheart released an album that is still ahead of its time a half-century later. PopMatters spoke with musicians and writers about this landmark work of art and why it continues to fascinate.