Tag: music

May 5 / 1980s
April 22 / 1990s
February 1 / 1980s

By day, I handed a drive-through order to a man whose testicles lay outside his nylon running shorts, like a small bald rodent. ….   The good people at Okey-Panky published my short essay “Fast Food” today. Please read it —…

Read the PostNew essay: “Fast Food” in Okey-Panky

August 7 / 2000s
May 7 / Music

Many days, at some point, I hit “shuffle songs” on my iPhone, and periodically, the sequence interests me. Occasionally, I immortalize the shuffle list with a post here.  On a recent commute to my office, I hit “shuffle” and got…

Read the PostCommute shuffle, and suggested alternatives

April 29 / Music
April 14 / 1990s
March 10 / Music
February 28 / 1980s

When does pop music begin to feel as though it illustrates our lives? I’d guess it happens most often when we fall in love, and we start looking for evidence or illustration. Even more so in moments of high drama,…

Read the PostA storm raging through my frozen heart

February 19 / 1980s

Annie Lennox has been on my mind ever since her air harmonica moment as part of her killer Grammys performance. So it was only natural that when “sisters” was the topic of the day in a Facebook “Song Lyric Game”…

Read the PostRewind: Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves