My daughter can’t stand live recordings of her favorite songs. For her, it’s studio versions or bust.
Deep Cuts: Songs Too Creepy To Listen To Years Later
Recently in a Facebook group that I run, someone posted a song that spurred an interesting conversation.
Deep Cuts: Songs For Photos
I might not like having my picture taken, but I like taking pictures. Everybody does these days, and the technology threshold is so low now that one can take pretty damned good […]
Deep Cuts: Songs For Presidents
We celebrated President’s Day this past Monday in the United States. Well, honestly
Deep Cuts: 1968
The late ’60s come down to two years musically, and 1968 ain’t one of them.
Deep Cuts: Songs For Heroes
Who are the good guys? They’re pretty easy to spot in books and movies, where ambiguity is a device rather than a sad reality. In everyday life, though, spotting heroes is more […]
On Diffuser: Hey Ma! Here’s You Mother’s Day Playlist!
One of the fun things about working for Diffuser is the opportunity to tailor my pretty broad musical tastes to fit their slightly narrower editorial sensibilities. There are lots of great songs […]
Deep Cuts: Songs About Pictures (of You)
Okay, so maybe the fact that I threw popcorn all over a theater didn’t endear me to the glitterati, but come on: I wasn’t going to get invited to more movie premieres […]
Deep Cuts: Songs for Standing in Line
I never thought I’d feel nostalgic for lines, but there was something romantic about standing in line for tickets. Maybe it was the gathering of the tribe, all of those people drawn […]
188. Heads I Win Tails You Lose (Lord It’s Such A Crime)
The Sunset Strip was the business long before the eighties. Name a classic rock band and they probably played the Whisky—Van Halen, The Doors, The Kinks, on and on. The Strip was […]