I Am what I Am

“Later, I went back and looked at it and realized that the walrus was the bad guy in the story and the carpenter was the good guy. I thought, oh … I picked the wrong guy. I should have said, ‘I am the carpenter.’ But that wouldn’t have been the same, would it?” “I Am [Read More...]

Hard, Harder, Hard Knock Life

A prayer for everyone who’s ever been out on the pavement … “A Hard Day’s Night,” The Beatles “Hard Headed Woman,” Cat Stevens “Hard Luck & Heart Attack,” Vigilantes of Love “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians “Hard Times Come Again No More,” Bob Dylan “Hard Times Come Again No [Read More...]

The Gate to the Genius Next Door

They knew that they would never pass this way again … “The Gate of the World,” Daniel Amos “Gavin’s Song,” Marc Broussard “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You,” Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You,” Billie Holiday “Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes),” Carla Thomas “Geek in the Pink,” [Read More...]

Faces-Fading

Nobody knows exactly what to say … "Faces in Cabs," Mark Heard"Faces to the Window," Daniel Amos"Facsimile," Vigilantes of Love"Factory," Bruce Springsteen"Factory," Melissa McClelland"The Factory," Warren Zevon"The Facts of Life," Talking Heads"Fade Into You," Mazzy Star"Fade Into You," Pedro the Lion"Faded from the Winter," Iron & Wine"The Fading Glory," Kangaroo I fell for the band [Read More...]

Everywhere to Exit

There is the risk of looking like a fool … "Everywhere," Pink Martini"Everywhere I Go," The Call"Everywhere I Look," Phil Keaggy"Exaltation on a Cool Kitchen Floor," Bright Eyes"An Exception to the Rule," Dwight Yoakam"Excitable Boy," Warren Zevon"Exeter, Rhode Island," Jennifer O'Connor"Exhuming McCarthy," R.E.M."Exister," Prototypes"Exit," U2"Exit Music (For a Film)," Radiohead Every time I post a [Read More...]

D Is for … Damage

At least we're winning on the Fox Evening News … "D Is for Dangerous," Arctic Monkeys"D.A.I.S.Y. Age," De La Soul"Da Da Da," Trio"Da Tanks," WNOC"Dad's Gonna Kill Me," Richard Thompson"Daddy," Jewel"Daddy Can I Turn This?" Elvis Costello"Daddy I'm Fine," Sinead O'Connor"Daffodil," Christine Havrilla"Daisy Chain," The Go-Gos"Damage," Yo La Tengo I'm torn here between wanted to [Read More...]

I never should have left New Jersey

So, hey, speaking of William Lloyd Garrison (he said, quickly tossing up another post on something less contentious so as to ensure that there's a non-flamewar thread option available for those not eager to rehash perennial fights), here's the song that was stuck in my head this morning shoveling the driveway.   So the first [Read More...]

The terror of knowing what this world is about

I got sideswiped and sidetracked this morning chipping around reading the blog posts and news items appearing in Google Reader. I was following my usual routine of opening the longer posts in separate tabs before going back to read them one by one. This video-rich music post from Amanda Marcotte wound up providing the soundtrack [Read More...]


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