Category Archive: music

Nov 10

When the Edmund Fitzgerald Weighed Empty

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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Sep 17

Super-Absorbent: A Song

How to make relationship decisions.

Sep 14

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

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

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Feb 10

I Still Pray To My Childhood Saints

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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Dec 16

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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Jan 13

“Black Thumb”: Lori Carson

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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Jan 12

“Moon River”: Henry Mancini And Johnny Mercer

My daughter learned to speak from hearing this song.

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Jan 11

Reassurance Saturday with “I’m Not Down”: The Clash

“You’re streets away from where it gets the roughest.”

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Jan 10

“Katmandu”: Cat Stevens

Two 2014 inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame appear on this beautiful song, and neither one of them is Kiss.

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Jan 09

“Renegades of Funk”: Afrikaa Bambaataa, Rage Against the Machine

Like you, every time I pop into the beat, I get Fresh.

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