Category: music

Lucinda Williams Is in the Field Again

andrew wyeth

It dudn’t mean I won’t come back and stay beside you.

The Hitcher: David Allan Coe


January is a good time for resolutions as well as encounters with the dead.

New Year’s Resolutions: East Vassalboro


In 2016, just stop picking at it.

When the Edmund Fitzgerald Weighed Empty

Edmund Fitzgerald Uncle Tina

I am of a generation of men who spent their childhoods thinking Gordon Lightfoot’s “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” was the most badass song ever (the ladies in-waiting included C.W. McCall’s “Convoy,” “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band and, of course, Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”). It was only later that …

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Super-Absorbent: A Song


How to make relationship decisions.

“Love Hurts” by The Everly Brothers, Gram Parsons, and Nazareth

"Love Hurts" — Marty's Song of the Day for January 5, 2014

“I really learned a lot. REALLY LEARNED A LOT.”

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I Still Pray To My Childhood Saints

i have a dream

When I first heard Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” I thought: “Why didn’t you release this instead of ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight?’, 90s Elton John?”

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Jingle Balrog

Jingle Balrog

We’re not really a Bible-believing family, so when my daughter asked me what Christmas was like in the deep places of the world, I had to consult “The Lord of the Rings.”

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“Black Thumb”: Lori Carson

"Black Thumb" is Marty's Song of the Day for January 13, 2014

I’m truly sorry it went wrong, says “Black Thumb,” but it’s not like you didn’t see it coming.

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“Moon River”: Henry Mancini And Johnny Mercer

"Moon River" is Marty's Song of the Day for January 12, 2014

My daughter learned to speak from hearing this song.

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