Not much time to rant or ramble today, kids...
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 … Continue reading Getting Busy And Old And Exploiting Taylor Swift Songs
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 … Continue reading The Obligatory List: 5 Holiday Albums No One Needs
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 … Continue reading An encouraging conversion with a 10 year-old
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 … Continue reading 42: A word of caution for Taylor Swift
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 … Continue reading Humor for the query-worn soul: Rep Me Maybe?
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 … Continue reading Tunes Testing: The day the music, er, well, took a short leave
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 … Continue reading Tunes Test: The Tallest Man On Earth
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 … Continue reading Tunes Test Tuesday: Manic Street Preachers
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 … Continue reading Tunes Test Tuesday: The Joy Formidable