My Top 10 Larry Norman songs

Before starting another round of our musical Alphabet Game, I thought I’d delve a bit deeper into explaining some of the subcultural content of my music collection. By that I mean the “Christian rock” that takes up a big chunk of my iTunes library. I used to have much more of this music and it [Read More...]

Hark, what peaceful music rings

Via Curator: [Read more...]

Autumn songs

And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song … “All Four Seasons,” Sting “Autumn in New York,” Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Autumn Leaves,” Eva Cassidy “Autumn Leaves,” Nat King Cole “Autumn Sweater,” Yo La Tengo “Autumngirlsoup,” Kirsty MacColl “Door Into September,” Jacob Altemus “Four Seasons in One Day,” Crowded House “Four Seasons in One Day,” [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen

He pulls prayer book out of his sleeping bag Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag Waitin’ for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last In a cardboard box ‘neath the underpass Got a one-way ticket to the promised land You got a hole in your belly and [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Johnette Napolitano

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking Everybody knows that the captain lied Everybody got this broken feeling Like their father or their dog just died Everybody’s talking to their pockets Everybody wants a box of chocolates And a long stem rose Everybody knows [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Leonard Cohen

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows that the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the fight was fixed The poor stay poor, the rich get rich That’s how it goes Everybody knows [Read more...]

It's not elves exactly

You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you … When my wife found some big rocks in the garden last summer, she asked me to move them. I lugged them away and placed them at the bottom of the slope in our yard by where the exposed roots stuck out from the shrubs [Read More...]

Busy in the rows

You’d think that we’d get awfully tired of going where we’ve been … September is still summer and still pre-frost, so in between hurricanes here in the Brandywine Valley I’ve been working on the lingering remnants of this year’s garden — still providing a trickle of tomatoes and cucumbers. Hence another thematic list: “Bad Fruit,” [Read More...]