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My Top 10 Songs of 2015

Every December, my buddy Sam invites a bunch of his friends to share their ten favorite songs from the previous year. It’s a fun little exercise to go back over all the stuff I listened to from the past year … Continue reading

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On Gospel Music

I’ll just get this right out of the way: I think religions are dumb. All of them. People may laugh at Mormons and Scientologists and make fun of their obviously ridiculous origin stories, but the only difference between those myths … Continue reading

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An Artist I Love: Gillian Welch

For recent Music Mondays, I’ve taken to writing posts about albums I like. I was all set to do this for Gillian Welch, but then I realized I couldn’t choose between her last two albums, Soul Journey and The Harrow … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Versions of The Weight on YouTube

The Weight is one of the most instantly recognizable songs in all of rock and folk music. Every part of it is distinctive–the acoustic guitar intro, the opening “I pulled into Nazareth” lyric, the descending chord pattern on the chorus, … Continue reading

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Desert Island Albums #2: Heartbreaker

The album cover: A close-up shot of the 25-year old (again with the boy geniuses) Ryan Adams, who appears to be wasted (given that he was notorious for his drug and alcohol problems at the time, he’s probably not acting) … Continue reading

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