Some may call the end of year holidays the most wonderful time of the year, but in my house– with it’s few dead animal skulls and year round “Tales from The Crypt” watching– Halloween claims that title.
I’m celebrating by sharing my top 5 favorite songs and/or videos for the Halloween season.
Continue reading Happy Halloween: Top 5 Spookies
Once upon a time, I had to run a lot of stats and make a lot of graphs, and it was very tedious and boring. Annnnd I was like “HEY, KILL ME!”. I made a special playlist for that occasion called “Makin’ Graphs”.
Continue reading From the Vault: “Makin’ Graphs”
It was 12 years ago this October that I was sitting at a show featuring 2/3 of the comedy group Stella at some upstairs room of a venue in the French Quarter (maybe HoB, maybe Tips; I have lost my memory). Continue reading Come on Feel The Illinoise
The MTV VMAs have come and gone again, hurdling over the age old question “How are the VMAs still relevant?”. The 2018 VMAs had to scream about its relevancy with a very special delivery that reminded us all that as a society, we still do a lot of things that make me want to open the Ark of the Covenant in a very public place to end all of our eternal suffering in an exquisitely painful fashion.
Continue reading Mayo in Music: 2018 VMAs and Problematic Madonna
Step 1: Ask Cool Rock Boomer if they are listening to “metal”. Unbeknownst to you, your lackadaisical Southern accent has made the ‘t’ in “metal” too soft.
Continue reading How to Impress Cool Rock Boomers at Work
“Song to The Siren” (1970) is one of the ill-fated and seminal songwriter and guitarist Tim Buckley‘s most renowned songs. It has been covered by numerous performers, and while the lyrics remain beautiful and haunting, various performances put their own spin on it.
I’ve listed my favorites in order of preference.
Continue reading The Best of “Song to The Siren”
It sounds like a funny: A white, Ireland-raised rapper with a website straight out of 2003 (and who also owns his own record label called Cracked Spud) and an international music legend collaborated and made what is one of my favorite singles of the year.
Continue reading “Cares Away” by Outlaw Cabo, Billy Ocean
I don’t want to insult a dead man’s work.
But I have never cared for Leonard Cohen, strictly the singer and performer (no personal beefs here). Along with Tom Waits and, to a lesser extent, Bob Dylan, I store L.C. in the “Momentous Artists I Just Can’t Get Into (Despite a Solid Try)” Vault.
Continue reading A Leonard Cohen Song I Don’t Hate