Category Archive: music

Sep 10 2013

Elvis Costello And The Roots

Wise Up Ghost. (Link is to NPR’s “First Listen”, where you can hear the whole album and decide it is worth buying.) To me, it sounds like “Imperial Bedroom” from some parallel universe.

Apr 08 2013

Stand Down Margaret

It just seemed appropriate today.

Mar 08 2013


Just passing along a link; much too busy for anything else at the moment. You may have already seen it, but NPR has a collection of 100 songs from artists at SXSW (South by Southwest), the music festival in Austin. I’ve shared this with a few family and friends, with nothing but positive feedback, and …

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Feb 07 2013

Paper Moon

So I was just listening to the radio, and a version of “Paper Moon” came on. This one was an instrumental, and I wish I could tell you who it was, but I don’t know. But it got me thinking… “Paper Moon” has got to be in the very short list of Best Songs Ever …

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Jan 20 2013

Losing My Religion In A Major Way

Well, a major key, actually. Via Open Culture, a bit of computer rejigging by MajorScaledTV, turns a familiar minor-key song… weird: Sure, pretty much everybody will prefer the original, but this is a neat exercise. I just wonder how many times I will have to listen to it before my eyelid stops twitching. (Ok, you …

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Dec 06 2012

I *Told* You I Have The Best Commenters…

As a public service for those who read the posts, but don’t look at comments, I want to show off some of the songwriting abilities of commenters “badgersdaughter” and “zekehoskin”. I had invited readers to contribute their own verses to “What did you do in the war (against Christmas)?“… From badgersdaughter: I sent my love …

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Dec 05 2012

Blue Shadows In The Street (Brubeck)

Yeah, it’s not all Time Out. Damn. Headphones, people. Headphones. You’ll be glad you did.

Dec 05 2012

Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)

Wow. Dave Brubeck has died, and lives on like so very few will ever live on, in countless influenced lives and fond memories.

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Nov 02 2012

I Blame Peter Sagal

I have had this going through my head for a day now. Wonderfully. Oh, yeah, it’s part of a playlist, which I have listened to several times. And which I strongly recommend. Seriously, just clear your schedule and listen. My goodness, this is good. All because I clicked on a twitter link from Peter Sagal.

Jul 23 2012

Lobster License Plate Song.

So, in my last post I mentioned the Maine lobster license plate. Well, I found a version of the Lobster License Plate Song (video after the jump), and it turns out that it was a protest song, that got the (well, the old version) lobster removed from the license plate. Now, there is a new …

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