XTC’s “Dear God”

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Lisa Hannigan’s Lille

The embed has been disabled but I highly recommend you click this link to the irrepressibly charming Lisa Hannigan’s beautiful, arts and craftsy video to her elegant, breathy, perfectly phrased folk song “Lille”. Her whole album Sea Sew beats out dozens and dozens of competitors on my ipod to be one of the few I [Read More...]

Average Girl On The Radio

No, not the Barlow Girl song, but rather Fordham’s own catchy-indie-alt-country-wilcoesque-modestmousish-rock band Average Girl (which, don’t worry, is decidedly also not a Barlow Girl tribute band) will be on WNYU at 3pm, Monday July 6 (streaming from the website simultaneously for those who click to “Listen Live.”)  The band’s super-talented Cary Kehayan (vocals, guitar, keys [Read More...]

A Couple Songs For The Die-Hard Broken-Hearted Romantics Out There

These go out on your behalf to all your unrequiting special someones who know exactly who they are… [Read more...]

“Weird Al” Is Back

New style parody of the Doors about Craigslist from “Weird Al”, released just 2 weeks ago online.  The new album slated for next year is called Internet Leaks and he’s leaking the tracks himself one at a time as he gets them done apparently. Embedding has unfortunately been disabled but you can click here to [Read More...]

On Solitude: Nietzsche, The Muppets, and Me

Being alone is not a virtue.  It is just a fact and, for most of us, a source of insecurity, occasionally a source of relief, sometimes a real liability.  Loneliness, by contrast, is essentially a kind of felt deprivation (and we should note that one can feel lonely even in the presence of other people).  [Read More...]

Barb Jungr’s “Like A Rolling Stone”

The best covers are ones that bring things out of a great song (or even a mediocre one) that you never could have gotten out of the original and other versions.  I love covers because they reveal things about songs you thought you knew already and show their other possibilities.  Most of all they highlight [Read More...]

Don’t Forget Me

Neko Case’s stirring cover of Harry Nilsson never ceases to move me. It was recorded in her barn in Vermont on 6 pianos she got free off of Craigslist. This video about the album features footage of the song’s recording. [Read more...]

Marina and the Diamonds

Spectacular video, at least visually. Thanks to the DCist and Andrew Sullivan [Read more...]


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