I Can't Forget, But I Don't Remember What

An old friend and loyal reader misses the old days on Camels With Hammers when I regularly posted about music—even going so far as to get 70 or so entries into what was supposed to be a yearlong daily top 365 artists countdown at one point. So, when I discovered this cool old Leonard Cohen [Read More...]

A Little Friday Afternoon Harmony

Covering the Jason Mraz song “Lucky”, sisters Camille and Haley Harris come off as a really sweet and charming pair of young women with gorgeous, well harmonized voices: Wasn’t that beautiful? Okay, the ugly complications of politics are below the fold. Skip that stuff if you’d like to end your experience of these talented and [Read More...]

I'm a Muppet of a Man, I'm a Very Manly Muppet

In honor of the most justly deserved Oscar win for “Man or Muppet” just now, I am reposting my personal meditation/film review which was inspired by the song and written (and lost in the barrage of so many posts) during my January blogathon. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Shelley Segal on Her Religious Producer and Pseudonymous Band Members For Her Atheist Album

Kylie recently interviewed Shelley Segal who wrote An Atheist Album (which I very much liked and recommended you pick up). Particularly notable revelations were that the album’s producer was religious and that the band members, fearing for their careers in America, opted not to have their names listed in the credits of the album rather than [Read More...]

We Have Lost Whitney Houston.

Very sad news. She was only 48. Her music was such a mainstay of my childhood. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

A Medley of the La Las and Na Nas and Da Das

A joyous and creative experiment, the “history of lyrics that aren’t lyrics”: Unfortunately, you can also hear the devolution of mainstream pop as the quality steeply drops in the songs chosen from the last couple decades. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

St. Vincent's "Cheerleader"

A new video from the incomparable St. Vincent: This is the closest to anthemic that Annie Clark ever gets and that makes it too relatively straightforward for her. What is here is good if there were something else, less direct also going on. The song feels half done, more like a traditional pop song than [Read More...]

Some Acoustic Guitar Virtuosity

“Acoustimetallus Plectrus” by Ewan Dobson. His album Ewan Dobson III is available today. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Camels With Hammers Insomniac Theater: Songs from Synecdoche, New York

From the Synecdoche New York soundtrack: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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