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...]

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...]

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...]

Camels With Hammers Insomniac Theater: Low Anthem

Who can heed the words of Charlie Darwin? Heed the words of Danny Fincke: if you get the chance to see these guys live, don’t miss them. Their albums are Oh My God Charlie Darwin and Smart Flesh Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Camels With Hammers Insomniac Theater: Rural Alberta Advantage's "In The Summertime"

As I do the overnight leg of my blogathon I am suddenly nostalgic for the overnights I used to work in the rec room at Grove City when I was an undergrad. I used to love VH1′s “Insomniac Theater”. So for this and the next post, I’m going to do a little Insomniac Theater and [Read More...]

More Encouragement of the Unabashed Desire for Self-Expression, Love, and Fame

Having earlier today in my all day blogathon celebrated and analyzed Kermit the Frog’s unapologetic fame seeking, I thought it would be fitting to post one of my very favorite songs, as it is on the same theme and performed by artists with whom I generally identify much like I identify with Kermit: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Ingrid Michaelson's "Ghost"

I love when cool new stuff comes out on my birthday. This January it’s going to be Ingrid Michaelson’s Human Again. I love her earlier albums, especially Girls & Boys. She is admittedly prone to being a little too twee and precious at times, but at her best she is has a real way with [Read More...]


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