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Monthly Archives: November 2012

366 Songs 331: Selfless, Cold and Composed

“Selfless, Cold and Composed” is full of meaning for me; it’s one of the first times that Ben Folds Five sailed boldly towards the jazzy horizon in both a good (Those drums!) and bad (That piano solo at 3:17, before … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 366 Songs ,

And As They Call You To The Eye of The Storm

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: A man stands next to a charred trailer set on fire by dairy farmers in front of the European parliament at Place du Luxembourg, on the second day of a protest against falling milk prices … Continue reading

Recently Read, Prose (11/27/12)

It’s been a long time since I did this, so this is a list nowhere near complete. In fact, this is just the pile of recently-finished books on my bedside table right now (plus a couple that I Kindled; Why … Continue reading

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366 Songs 330: Sandy

Continuing my accidental trend of updated 1960s sounds, Caribou’s “Sandy” takes the beginnings of psychedelia and drone rock and matches them to a better beat to create something that crosses genres and decades; a mix of the ’60s, ’70s and … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 329: Tonite It Shows

I have often referred to this as a Walt Disney song gone awry, because it has some instrumental touches that remind me of things from movies like Cinderella and similar classic Disney animated movies (especially the twinkling piano at the … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 328: The Generator

There’s something very Vince Guaraldi about the piano in “The Generator,” something that reminds me of “Linus and Lucy” or another of his track from the Peanuts holiday specials – A playfulness, perhaps, but also a wonderful looseness in the … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 327: Thank You, Friends

“Thank you, friends. Wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.” There was a point where I was convinced that Alex Chilton was singing this song sarcastically; after all, I reasoned, the rest of Third/Sister Lovers, the album it comes … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 366 Songs , ,

Post Script

Another day of just outright exhaustion – I’m wrapping things up now, but I’ve been working for almost 12 hours on and off, thanks to insomnia brought on by stress about how much I had to do (Hello, irony) and … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 Writingthoughts

366 Songs 326: Braindead

Ignore the video; I chose this basically because it’s how I feel today, at the end of a marathon of working. But it’s not a total loss; this was a song I was obsessed with back in… 1995, I think? … Continue reading

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Regrets He’s Unable To Lunch Today, Madame

For those who are curious: Yes, I am relatively silent right now. It’s the traditional crush of the holidays, where the time available to work on things shortens, but the amount of stuff to work on doesn’t… Not helped by … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 Uncategorized, Writingthoughts