“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...]

“Every One is Gay”

Found this story through LoveAtheism.com—Democrats get into power and all of a sudden the entire animal kingdom has gone gay: Examples of same-sex behavior can be found in almost all species in the animal kingdom — from worms to frogs to birds — making the practice nearly universal among animals, according to a new review [Read More...]

My One Michael Jackson Song

So, the other night I checked my computer and realized that not one of the 10,259 songs on it were by Michael Jackson. Then today I was randomly listening to the Simpsons soundtracks for the first time in years and it hit me.  There is one song from Michael Jackson (even though he didn’t actually [Read More...]

The Alluring Annie Clark

The former member of Polyphonic Spree and back up singer to Sufjan Stevens, Annie Clark goes by “St. Vincent” for her own albums and is pretty unconventionally awesome.  Here she is live—both St. Vincent – “Now Now” from scheduletwo on Vimeo. and then St. Vincent “The Strangers” from Lake Fever Sessions on Vimeo. St. Vincent [Read More...]

Intimate Anecdotes About Michael Jackson

A rabbi friend mourns not just his death but his life, I would overcome my feelings of pity with a spirit of defiance. No, I will not cry. He hadn’t earned it.But then the news came that he had died. And I was devastated. Especially when I saw my children’s tears. Michael was accused of [Read More...]


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