“Look for the helpers” reads a popular Mr. Rogers meme.
Deep Cuts: Originals Less Famous Than Their Cover Versions
Mary Tyler Moore died recently, and as a tribute a friend of mine posted the song that became the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song. Listening to that track got me to […]
From The Stacks: ‘Copulating Rhythm, Volume 2’
I never pass up compilations of dirty (or druggy) blues and jazz songs.
Deep Cuts: The Finest Work Songs
Work is such a huge part of our lives. A huge, miserable part.
Deep Cuts: Early Childhood Favorites
Man, I’ve been doing this “Why It Matters” bit a long time. Are you still listening?
97. Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel
Third period, art. The only place in that horrible school where I wasn’t a pariah. Art classes tend to attract an interesting mix of students. We had the Easy A’s, the Very […]
5. Show Me the Way
Manilow Madness aside, I did my best to be the manly son my father wanted. I joined the Cub Scouts. I played Little League and flag football. And the thing is I […]
2. School’s Out Forever
Not all of the flotsam from my father’s childhood drifted into my grandfather’s fireplace. When he was a boy growing up in his small mountain town, he struck a deal with the […]