Category Archives: Music
I just spelled “silhouette” correctly on the first try, for the first time ever. It’s one of those words (along with “porcelain” and “exhilarating” among many others I can’t think of just now) that I end up trying multitudinous variations … Continue reading
The other day I was listening to NPR and there was a discussion on why certain songs elicit such strong emotion in listeners. Specifically, Adele’s Grammy winning “Someone Like You” and why it’s so heartrending. There’s a musical device called … Continue reading
Every day, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for being able to live where I do. I love the beauty and majesty of the landscape, the abundant wildlife, the culture of proud independence, and above all, the incredible sense of freedom. This … Continue reading
2011 has been a hell of a year. Good stuff, bad stuff, indifferent stuff. Most saliently for me, it marked my relocation to this amazing part of the world, and all that that entailed: the beginning of this blog, the … Continue reading
And I’ve fought it all my life And the battle’s now a war But I’ll get up tomorrow And I’ll fight it all once more I want to do what’s right But I’ll never understand me I’ve always had a … Continue reading
If Toby Keith is an unabashed patriot, bad boy and unapologetic hawk, Brad Paisley represents a cuddlier, more cosmopolitan tendency in contemporary country music. While songs like “Camouflage” and “This is Country Music” shore up his good ol’ boy credibility, … Continue reading
This song came on my Pandora station the other night and it really grabbed me. Johnny Cash’s catalog is so massive that I’m often delighted to discover a song of his I haven’t heard before. This one was written by … Continue reading
As a kid growing up in England, I learned to say “white rabbits” on the first of the month. Theoretically, if you say this phrase aloud as soon as you think of it on the first day of a new … Continue reading
These guys are incredible. I got to see them in Brooklyn a couple of years back and it was a rollicking, rowdy time indeed. Also: swoon!
Sloppy and unrefined, but here it is.