Smoke's Greatest Hits

by Bob Moses

Welcome to the archive site for the stories, columns, original video, audio and music from Smoke Music.... more

The Songs They Carried: Music at War

by Bob Moses

I once followed Metallica through a coliseum's fluorescent underground maze to a pitch-black stage.... more

Tim Buckley at Newport 68

by Bob Moses

Look backward to the past and events seem to gain speed and inevitability. Observe Tim Buckley and the passing milestones become blurs.... more

Five Gears in Reverse

by Bob Moses

Though they were the books of the summer, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad share the dying-light c... more

Peg Simone's Haunting Secrets

by Bob Moses

Spend any summertime in the lowland South and it won’t be long until some Cracker Barrel Confucius allows as how it ain’t the heat, it’s the humidity, yessir, it surely is.... more