Category Archives: Music

My Top 10 Jimi Hendrix Songs

In my life as a music lover, a great many artists have had a deep impact on me: The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, Zeppelin, Zevon, Marley, Neil Young, 2Pac, Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch … the list goes on … Continue reading

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Album Review: Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams released his first album in three years last month, and the music media and the internet went a bit nuts about it. This is somewhat understandable. Adams has been considered one of America’s best contemporary songwriters since the … Continue reading

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On Tom Waits and Robin Williams

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to write something about the Tom Waits song Come On Up to the House. I dearly love the song, and it has one of the best music videos I’ve ever seen. At first … Continue reading

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An Album I Love: Tape Deck Heart

Punk has never really been my thing. And I really can’t stand pop-friendly punk (I distinctly remember back in the ’90s wishing that Blink 182 would die in a fire). Beyond that, it also feels like I shouldn’t like the … Continue reading

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An Artist I Love: Hurray for the Riff Raff

Meet Alynda Lee Segarra: Segarra is a 26-year-old Puerto Rican girl who was born and raised in the Bronx. At the age of 17, though, she skipped out on the Big Apple and spent some time riding trains around the … Continue reading

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An Album I Love: Southeastern

At my office, it’s a tradition for everyone to share their top 10 songs of the year. When, just before Christmas, a coworker asked for my list, I responded, “I haven’t listened to a song released in 2013. I am … Continue reading

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The Soundtrack of My Life

A couple of weeks ago, my buddy Ethan linked to a story on NPR in which a writer chose six songs that would make for the soundtrack of her life. It’s an idea I’ve thought about often: If someone made … Continue reading

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