Archive for the ‘music’ Category

October 28, 2009

Also, this was an amazing show!  Thanks to everybody who came out!  Still feeling kind of high off of it.  Look at that glowing laptop…4047224918_59d6a27081

Law and Order

September 18, 2009

I picked up my album of September 2009:

177409_1_fYes, it is by Lindsey Buckingham.

I also recommend the Kids Incorporated version

Relevant to this exact moment

September 7, 2009

Excellent, relevant, appropriate, totally understandable song for this very moment.  Thanks again, Belle & Sebastian.  Really, thanks for everything.

All of us are 80 per cent water or maybe more

August 30, 2009


Here’s a quote from a recent interview with Yoko Ono in Arthur Magazine:

“this is what the problem is. All of us are 80 per cent water or maybe more. So when I say to you, “I hate you,”I might be saying it with a laugh, but   the water takes it seriously. So your water is saying, “Omigosh, she hates me.” I say, “I love you,” you get it. But at the same time I’m water too. So I’m saying to myself that two people may be in love, God they must be in love because they look beautiful. Well of course, because each time they see each other they say, “I love you, I love you.” But actually they are saying it to themselves, too.”

(Photo of water by Hiroshi Sugimoto, found here)

My pillow’s never dry

August 6, 2009

Jackie Wilson famously had a major heart attack on stage in 1975, singing this song and the words “my heart is crying.”

And of course, metaphorically, this song is breaking my heart, too.


August 6, 2009

I’m back from an unplanned and wonderful vacation to northeasterly North America — Burlington, Boston, Portland, Cambridge Narrows and Sackville, New Brunswick, and finally the deeply charming summer city of Montreal.

mayor of portland

The mayor’s house in Portland, Maine.

doctorA relaxed, relaxing, touring dog.

new brunswickSunset over New Brunswick.

cambridge narrowsLate evening in lovely Cambridge Narrows, New Brunswick.

sackvilleMusic venue in Sackville, New Brunswick.

montreal alley

And finally, early morning in Mile End. 


sister lovers / sister wives

July 22, 2009

If you really want to feel like it’s summertime, at least a certain kind of dark, anxious but still wonderful summertime, you should listen to some Big Star.


Alex Chilton is the adorable one on the right, the one that looks like your dorky friend who gets flushed and sappy when he drinks.  AND, this fantastic photo is by William Eggleston, who had a darkroom in Alex Chilton’s parents’ back yard in Memphis.

Have a sarcastic summer, everyone!

Michael Jackson

June 25, 2009

is dead.  And it is crazy.  Not breaking any big news, here, just commemorating this insane event.


For some reason, my favorite pictures are of Paul McCartney and MJ together.  Yeah, I know about everything that happened after this, but I don’t care, ok.

MJ & Paul McCartney 2_jpg

The Nerves

June 4, 2009

Listening to the Nerves today, and hopefully learning how to cover this song tonight!  They sound like the Zombies, I love it!

See what I mean?

And a very good point about this song, made by Mr. Jonathan Richman, which I read today on Now Voyager.


PS. Thank you, Jonathan Richman, for writing Roadrunner — I had a REALLY REALLY great time dancing to it on Sunday night.

The Exciters

May 26, 2009

and also, dee dee sharp, and some people doing the mashed potato and making it look kind of like a cool dance to do.  there are a lot of instructional videos on youtube if you want to learn.

and this one too, maybe the best song ever, by claudine clark.  I don’t know who these kids are, but they are awesome.