I just came across Phil Pritchett and The Full Band on Spotify. I'm listening to their 2013 release "Ah, Yeah," and it's really good. Here's a link. Give them some Spotify love.
As far as these lists go, this is a pretty tight one. I'd leave off "Hungry Heart," which is, to date, his only number one single. It’s hard to say which Bruce Springsteen songs are the best because, frankly, they’re (mostly) all works of genius. Springsteen writes songs that plough deep into the American spirit … Continue reading The best Bruce Springsteen songs – NME
This is an except from something I wrote a few years ago. Below it is a Spotify link to the song "Chicago." It's possible to encounter O'Connnor's stories (you never really just read them) without explicitly discerning her deep, abiding belief in literary art as Christian vocation or her mission to show, as she said, … Continue reading Flannery and Sufjan
They didn't just swagger and sneer at the abyss. Between 1994 and 1998, they swaggered -- sneered -- it back to hell. Supplanting nirvana as a concept and a band, they called themselves Oasis, after all.
You know all about those strange synergies of the internet. Today, I was listening to The Horrible Crowes. Like a lot. For some reason that only makes sense the to the tubes and wires, quite a few folks found their way here today by searching for Kamau Brathwaite's visceral insight about Caribbean syntax : "the hurricane does … Continue reading Behold the Hurricane (and other Brathwaite and Brian Fallon jams)
From 2013. Grantland was too good for this world (most of the time). Steven Hyden puts out some really good stuff. The fact that I can't type the word "intervention" without hearing Win Butler tells you two things: 1) like Butler and Hyden, I'm a man of a certain age, and 2) (perhaps) like both … Continue reading Rockstars and Whetstones and SSRIs: Steven Hyden, the 90s, and Other Things
"This is a little something for you. I’m in a hurry! He can’t take a joke. Could I have those two tickets, please? This is only the first half. He was married to a friend of mine. He was married to a friend of mine. Do me a favor? Feel better? There is a chair … Continue reading Found Poetry from Comment Spam