St. Vincent’s “Now Now”

Was just listening to (and as usual loving) St. Vincent’s “Now Now” and decided to see what the ol’ youtube had of the song.  And I just had to share this awesome live performance I came across: “Now Now” comes from her terrific album Marry Me. And while we’re sharing St. Vincent videos, here’s a [Read More...]

Weird Al Writes The Saddest Song Ever

Seriously, it’s not funny at all (yes, haters, I know you think that’s not unusual for Al). Anyway—it’s a purely sad tribute to crushed dreams called “Skipper Dan” and all the comical flourishes of the song and the video contribute only mockery, rather than levity, to the plight of the song’s protagonist. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Could We PLEASE Leave The Kids Out Of It??

Way high up on my list of pet peeves is children’s choirs where kids are trained sing vapid preachy platitudes.  Few things are more obnoxious sounding than a child’s programmed moralizing and it never sounds quite as ugly as when it takes the form of song.  So, really, I don’t care if they’re singing about [Read More...]

Can’t

A (morbidly) fun little animated musical video by Ed Stockham for a song by Alan Lastufka and Tom Milsom: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Meaning Of Life

Today I had the distinct pleasure of reconnecting with one of my closest friends and classmates from my college days for the first time in 6 years.  He’s a friend with whom I spent some of the most formative philosophical years of my life and who, as a result, I will always consider to be [Read More...]

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” Victoria Bergsman Style

From Victoria Bergsman (formerly of The Concretes but here as taken By Trees) comes this gorgeous, understated rendition of the classic bombastic Guns ‘n Roses ballad: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Gay Kids Coming Out In Middle School

The times sure are a-changin’.  From a long interesting piece in the New York Times Magazine: Still, the younger they are when they come out, the more that youth with same-sex attractions face an obstacle that would be unimaginable to their straight peers. When a 12-year-old boy matter-of-factly tells his parents — or a school [Read More...]

The Yearning Animal

Greta Christina takes down the argument that the desire for God proves there is a God to fulfill it out there to be discovered: Someone (I can’t remember who now) recently pointed out that the “no atheists in foxholes” argument, even if it were true (which it’s not), isn’t an argument for God’s existence. It’s actually [Read More...]

Also Sprach Zarathustra: School Performance Style

Stirring: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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