Tagged: Music

Dave Ryan 7

Flying High, and Low

“I can’t find the time” is what we say when we want to curtsy at endeavors that are merely day-dreams, and not actually things we have any real passion or desire to pursue

arlo guthrie 14

Thanksgiving Spin: Arlo Guthrie

Have you ever flipped on the radio during Thanksgiving, only to find that your local station is playing an 18-minute song about a restaurant, twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy photographs, and a “Massacree?”

songs 6

Songs!

Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da

Kanye West 2

In Which Modern Rap Remains King

Kanye got that he couldn’t have a traditional rap album and instead pressed ahead with a work that’s lyrically, harmonically, and physically coherent.

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Saturday Spins: The Grateful Dead

In 1970 the Grateful Dead released two albums in the space of four months drenched in folk-rock and Americana. One of these albums is American Beauty.

Rancid 3

Saturday Spins: Rancid Ska

This week I will be covering punk rock outfit Rancid. The twist is the randomizer spit out an official/unofficial compilation of their best ska tracks.

music 8

Heisenberg’s Billboard

’90s music is messed up for the same reason my suburban Seattle city isn’t the most dangerous city in the United States.  And that reason colors everything you consume on the internet

The Go 0

Saturday Spins: The Go

On this week’s edition of the soon-to-be-popular Saturday Spins, a new release, really a reissue, by the little-known garage rock outfit, The Go.

bob dylan 8

Saturday Spins

In order to put my ~600 LPs and EPs to good use, and to continue my war against streaming music and other low-quality ways to digest music, I have conceived the idea of reviewing...

runrig 0

Alive Again, Following Dreams

Runrig made, in my estimation, the perfect album with In Search of Angels. Most albums devolve into sulking or into joyful noise or rather serious introspection. It’s hard to find the right mix without being discordant.

wedding reception 11

Oh no…it’s the Chicken Dance!

Even though the ceremonies differed, the one constant in the celebration is the wedding reception. Specifically, the music.

pipe organ 16

A Timeless Box Full of Whistles

The story of Handel, a young Mozart, a Dutch church, Johnny Cash, and holding my kids hand, all set to the subtle sounds of a pipe organ.

placido Domingo 48

This One Really Hurts

The big problem with advocating for victims of sexual assault is that nobody wants to believe it when it’s a public figure that they admire.

Jimi Hendrix 11

Ever Heard “Hey Joe?”

I used to think that I missed out, that I was born in the wrong era when it comes to music.

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Songs!

“And I’ve never gotten used to it.”

summer 14

In the Summer, in the City…

1966’s “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful is a song that always comes to mind during heatwaves like the one bearing down on about 195 million Americans this weekend.

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