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A Fortnight From The Heart

In 2014 I wrote a silly blog post about how we as a society could make Valentine’s Day more tolerable for everyone. One of the things I suggested was that Power Ballads be treated as Valentine’s Day’s version of Christmas Carols. 469 more words


Songs of the Day

REEEWIND!!!  Jefferson Starship, otherwise known as Starship, is one of my favorite ’80s rock bands with some good Monster Ballads in their repertoire (such as one of today’s SsOTD).  118 more words

Utah: On the Alien Mesa

We passed through Utah, the train running along the alien mesa. There are perfect cotton ball clouds you could put in your pocket, floating through a cornflower blue sky. 416 more words


Local Concert: Good Old War

Last night I saw Good Old War in Northampton. They’re a trio from Philadelphia who play mostly acoustic rock. It was a really energetic show, and they have some killer harmonies. 43 more words


New Music: Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius recently released a heartbreaking album under the not-so-heartbreaking title “Put Your Back N 2 It”. It’s all sparse piano and vocals, and feels overwhelmingly sad and comforting at the same time. 6 more words


Collaborations on Collaborations on Collaborations

James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem, may LCD rest in peace), Gorillaz, and Andre 3000 of Outkast teamed up to release a single for Converse. The link below to the Converse website offers a free download and stream of the radio edit, culled from a 12+ minute organic jam. 15 more words


Artist to Watch: First Aid Kit

At 9 pm Sunday night I was tuned into the Waist Fantasy Hour – the hottest 2 hours of inspirational workout music perfect for slimming down that tummy – when DJ Waist Fantasy played a hot new jam that I had not heard before. 77 more words