Music

Getting Busy And Old And Exploiting Taylor Swift Songs

I have to apologize for not posting sooner this week. I was out of town doing that work thing Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, off having middle-aged dude adventures in Greenville, SC and Wallingford, CT (which is not too far from Hartford). Oh, and, for the record, “middle-aged dude adventures” means having too much curry at […]

The Obligatory List: 5 Holiday Albums No One Needs

Since we’re all hip-deep in holiday freakin’ cheer at this point, bloggers across the sticky interwebs are following the annual tradition of mailing it in. The calendar is speeding toward that magical date of 1/1/2014, after which we’ll all have a week to post ad naseum about our hopeless-slash-pointless-slash-obvious resolutions for the coming year. Of […]

An encouraging conversion with a 10 year-old

While in the car this evening on the way to the  first practice of fall baseball—because baseball is awesome, yo; also, a significantly lowered likelihood of childhood concussion is, yanno, a good thing—I had a conversion with the puddinpop that led me to believe there might, in fact, be some hope for the future. *cues […]

42: A word of caution for Taylor Swift

Because I have an eight year old daughter, from time to time I find myself no longer in complete control of my own music choices.  And that’s the story I’m sticking to as for why I was listening to Taylor Swift’s latest earworm, 22, a week or so ago. At the same time, the Puddinette […]

Humor for the query-worn soul: Rep Me Maybe?

One day last week, as I was driving home from work and contemplating my query letter for Famine – you know, wondering again if a tweak here or there wouldn’t give it a little extra punch, like you do – my car radio assaulted me with a  terrifying song.  You know the one, right?  It […]

Tunes Testing: The day the music, er, well, took a short leave

Since I’ve been getting pelted about this by several of you—and by several, I mean, well, nobody, really—I thought I should come right out and address the issue.  Dude, what’s up with the Tunes Testing, (none of) you asked? Frankly, nothing’s up with it. Admittedly, I haven’t done a very good job lately of keeping […]

Tunes Test: The Tallest Man On Earth

Before I really get going on this week’s music meanderings, I feel compelled to point out that I’ve removed the “Tuesday” from tunes testing around here.  After several weeks of it, I think it’s apparent that Tuesday was wishful thinking at minimum, and straight-up make believe in practice.  I really love writing the new music […]

Tunes Test Tuesday: Manic Street Preachers

This one’s been in the works for a while, and I apologize for not getting it done in a more timely manner last week.  I’m pretty sure I’ve said this about most of the TTT posts already, but when I chose the Manic Street Preachers, I had absolutely no idea how deep the well would […]

Tunes Test Tuesday: The Joy Formidable

As opposed to the previous acts for Tunes Test Tuesday posts, I had no idea what to expect when I went looking for trakcs by The Joy Formidable.  Someone on Twitter suggested them to me when I first asked for recommendations (thanks!), and  I chose it one for this week because it came with the […]

Tunes Test Tuesday: The Black Keys

The original idea behind Tunes Test Tuesday was to expose myself (not that way, sicko) to a new album, er, record, wait, CD, no, it’s a…well, damn, what do you call them nowadays?  It’s not really a record or CD – the "D" standing for disc, a round physical object, if you’re too young to […]