I love this song. Rest in peace and power, Bill Withers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdrChyGb574
The first sort of classic poem I ever memorized was To Althea From Prison by Lovelace, the cavalier.
But as a Mancunian whose teens were set to a soundtrack of Oasis, Liam could have come out and played Wonderwall on his iPhone and I’d still think he was the coolest man alive. That's a great line from Stefan Kyriazis. As a Pennsylvanian whose teens were set to the same three albums, I know … Continue reading Liam in London
When you write a post about Thomas Pynchon and Roy Orbison, I suppose you can't be annoyed when only six people read it. (And I thank you). But, I mean, it's Roy Orbison. Here's a 40-page essay about The Crying of Lot 49 written by Edward Mendelson at Yale in 1975. (Just to show you … Continue reading Thomas Pynchon and Billy Joel
Happy Thanksgiving from the Cocca Internet Array. Two kinds of medleys on my mind. The vegetable kind, for obvious reasons, and the musical kind. I was playing with a chord progression/strum pattern just now, and decided that "We Are Going to Be Friends" and "Rock Around the Clock" make an excellent medley (play them both … Continue reading Medleys
Noel Gallagher had a habit of writing great songs that most people (at least in the US) never really got a chance to hear. This one's called "I Will Believe." It's not on Definitely Maybe (I listened to that album about 100,000 times) but it's on the recent deluxe release. I love how you can … Continue reading 90s B-Side: I Will Believe