La Belle – Lady

What’s the use in half a story, half of a dream? “La Belle Dame Sans Regrets,” Sting “La Bomba,” Tonio K. “La Di Da,” Asher Roth “La Javanaise,” Madeleine Peyroux “La La La La Lemon,” Barenaked Ladies “La La Land,” The Go-Go’s “La Tortura,” Shakira “La Vie Boheme,” Rent cast “La Vie en Rose,” Madeleine [Read More…]

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Kneel to Knuckle

Heaven could be any place at all … “Kneel at the Feet of Jesus,” Willie Nelson “The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea,” Johnny Cash “Knife,” Aztec Camera “Knife,” Grizzly Bear “Knife Chase,” Tom Waits “Knife Going In,” Tegan & Sara “Knights in Shining Karma,” XTC “Knock ‘Em Out,” Lily Allen “Knock on Wood,” Eddie Floyd “Knockin’ in [Read More…]

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Jack to Jangling Jack

The way that I feel is no longer news … “Jack of All Parades,” Elvis Costello “Jack’s Valentine,” Over the Rhine “Jackeyed,” Micah P. Hinson “Jacksie,” Over the Rhine “Jackson,” Lucinda Williams “Jacksons, Monk & Rowe,” Elvis Costello “Jaded,” Green Day “Jail Guitar Doors,” The Clash “Jailer,” Asa “Jailhouse Rock,” Elvis Presley “Jam,” Michael Jackson [Read More…]

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Didn’t it, didn’t it, didn’t it rain?

It’s possible that the discussion begun here and here could use some fresh thread to continue, so feel free to chime in here with more thoughts on Noah, literalism, the genre of origin stories, “scientific creationism,” Hamsterism, Last-Thursdayism, theism, atheism, the canopy theory, or whatever else you want to discuss (including none of the above). [Read More…]

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Here’s all I’ve Got

Deep thoughts don’t occur to me … “I’ve Got a Boyfriend,” The Frogs “I’ve Got a Crush on You,” Carly Simon “I’ve Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth,” Fall Out Boy “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo,” Glenn Miller “I’ve Got a Lover (Back in Japan),” [Read More…]

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Has to Have

Spin the bottle, pick the victim … “Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?” The Waterboys “Has He Got a Friend for Me?” Maria McKee “Hate and War,” The Clash “Hateful,” The Clash “Haunted,” Evanescence “Haunted,” Shane MacGowan & Sinead O’Connor “Haunted,” Ramona Silver “Haunted,” Taylor Swift “Haunted Castle,” The Kingsmen “Have a Little Faith in Me,” [Read More…]

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From Great to Greenville

The compass points the workers home “The Great American Cure,” Randy Stonehill “Great Big Love,” Bruce Cockburn “Great Big No,” The Lemonheads “The Great Speckled Bird,” Johnny Cash “The Greatest,” Cat Power “The Greatest Cowboy of Them All,” Johnny Cash “Green Arrow,” Yo La Tengo “Green Eggs and Ham,” Moxy Fruvous “Green Grow the Rushes,” [Read More…]

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‘Have a Little Faith in Me’

I’ve been playing this over and over since stumbling across it earlier this week. This is Bill Frisell, Eyving Kang, Ron Miles and Curtis Fowlkes doing John Hiatt’s “Have a Little Faith in Me.” Yeah, it’s your basic guitar-violin-trumpet-trombone combo. Fowlkes’ trombone line may be permanently stuck in my head. And, actually, I’m happy about [Read More…]

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