Like Revolution Itself In Musical Form

Still the freshest music out there, now exactly 20 years after being first released—every time I hear the opening chords and first drum hits of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, it sounds to me like revolution in musical form: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg&ob=av2e   Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Be Careful About Loving Women Too Much Lest Other Guys Think You're Gay

When Pitchfork‘s Chris Dahlen wrote a tribute to Liz Phair’s landmark indie masterpiece Exile in Guyville as a review of its 15th anniversary rerelease in 2008, he led with this paragraph: You break all kinds of unwritten rules when you’re a guy who admires a girl. The white suburban kids who idolize gangster rappers are old [Read More...]

Laura Marling and St. Vincent Release Spectacular Albums Tomorrow (Tuesday 9/13/11)

Seriously, two of the most gifted and groundbreaking women in pop music today are both releasing staggeringly good third albums of their careers. For the love of music stream Laura Marling’s A Creature I Don’t Know at the New York Times Magazine and St. Vincent’s Strange Mercy at NPR while you still can, if you doubt me. And/or support their amazing [Read More...]

St. Vincent's "Cruel"

I cannot figure out what I love more, her brilliant music or her unique and remarkable theatrically controlled facial expressions. Her videos always mesmerize me, she’s positively electric on stage, and the songs get deep under the skin. She’s one of the best of our time. Support genius, pick up Strange Mercy. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Stream Lykke Li’s New Album, Wounded Rhymes

Lykke Li’s debut Youth Novels was one of my very favorite albums of the last few years. Her new one, Wounded Rhymes, drops next week. In the meantime, you can stream it here. A little bit of Lykke Li’s genius from the first album for the uninitiated: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

New Lykke Li Song “Love Out Of Lust”

Good stuff: <a href="Wounded Rhymes, her new album, is out March 1. I can’t wait. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

I Am Interviewed About My Personal (Atheistic) Religiosity/Spirituality

Through Facebook, I was recently contacted by an old friend from high school (who was actually the first girl to go on a date with me).  She is working on her Master’s in nursing and has an assignment which involves interviewing people about their views on religion and spirituality, for the purpose of thinking about approaches [Read More...]

Decemberists Play R.E.M.’s “Cuyahoga”

And it really sounds as though it was written for them. Just listen. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Nothing (Neverending Story + Radiohead’s “How To Disappear”)

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