"Cause no matter if they dress real nice and sit up straight and stiff,
And say their prayers in quiet ancient tongues,
They’re no different than the ones who close their eyes and fall down to the ground,
Twitch like all their nerves have come undone."
— "Made Up English Oceans," Drive-By Truckers. This song could be featured on True Detective.
8:14 pm • 5 March 2014 • view comments
Feb 2012/Feb 2014
February: cold, short, and home of the holiday that always makes you feel worse about yourself and your partner than you should. Here’s what I listened to.
February 2012 starred tracks
February 2014 starred tracks
7:31 pm • 28 February 2014 • view comments
And I guess love does that to us all But it’s gonna pulverize me so I don’t ever have to fall But right now I only hope that your love Is gonna push me up against the wall
7:14 pm • 28 February 2014 • 2 notes • view comments
helped Shovels and Rope re-imagine his tune “Boys Can Never Tell” in their Charleston, SC backyard. J Roddy Walston
10:19 pm • 29 January 2014 • 20 notes • view comments
From December to January
New, old, good, bad, very bad, sentimental, heartbreaking, hopeful. It’s all there… because there are 120 damn songs. Starred Spotify tracks from the last month or so.
4:31 pm • 22 January 2014 • view comments
Just 7 hours of music that I listened to a lot over the past 30 days.
Lydia Loveless and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound were new finds that got a lot of play. Morning Benders and Miniature Tigers represent the nostalgia factor. John Legend always dominates this time of year for me because his voice is good for cold weather. A healthy dose of country in Miranda, Bobby Bare Jr., and Hayes Carll. And a dash of Petty.
5:44 pm • 15 December 2013 • view comments
Starred Spotify tracks, mid-November 2013.
This month was a weird but good one, musically and otherwise.
7:13 pm • 10 November 2013 • view comments
I knew there was a reason I did this.
Here’s what I was listening to roundabouts this time last year. Time warp!
1:10 pm • 26 November 2012 • view comments
It’s time again for only the best Christmas tunes.
Nutcracker via Duke. A-okay.
1:07 pm • 26 November 2012 • view comments
Just try to tell me that this song is not written about me.
Free Energy, I love you. And putting my name in a song is a straight shot to a permanent place in my heart.
Also, go ahead and release that new album. I’ve been waiting!
5:11 pm • 6 November 2012 • 1 note • view comments
Dance My Pain Away - Wye Oak covering Rod Lee
I have now posted this song to all of my social media platforms. Because everyone should listen to it.
2:17 pm • 2 September 2012 • 2 notes • view comments
Now, this is a Sam Cooke cover I can get behind.
This Adam Arcuragi fellow is doing it right with “Bring It On Home To Me.” Recorded in a chapel and available for download over at
Also, please revisit these excellent covers of
Sam Cooke tunes.
11:56 am • 27 April 2012 • view comments
Shimmering beats for cold weather.
It’s about that time of year— Lykke Li, Youth Knows No Pain, Acoustic.
8:28 pm • 30 November 2011 • 4 notes • view comments
Bob Dylan ft. Emmylou Harris -
My favorite kind of wintertime tune. And while I love the associated music, this weather can certainly take a hike.
9:23 pm • 28 November 2011 • 74 notes • view comments