Category Archives: Music

Yay, me!

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

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Brain Candy

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

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Western Skies

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

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Happy New Year!

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

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The Devil’s Candy

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

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Welcome to the Future

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

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I don’t know where I’m bound

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

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