The thing about a lifetime as a working musician is that you get really good at what you do.
Deep Cuts: Measuring Songs
Measuring most things is easy.
Deep Cuts: Your Obligatory Christmas Playlist, Volume 6
My mother loved everything about Christmas, and that included the music. I doubt she’d have much use for my playlists, though. Ma was more of a holiday traditionalist. Bust out the Bing […]
Deep Cuts: Songs For Fathers
Being a father to two minors was the single must rewarding gig I’ve ever had.
From The Stacks: XTC, “Making Plans For Nigel” (Promo Single)
When I was a kid, there were a few things in the record store I was sure were going to make me rich someday.
Deep Cuts: Songs For Helpers
“Look for the helpers” reads a popular Mr. Rogers meme.
Deep Cuts: Your Obligatory Christmas Playlist, Volume 5
Christmas music. Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding it.
Deep Cuts: Songs About Rust
Rust is a great if a little hackneyed metaphor, so I’m surprised that I have so few “rust” songs in my stacks.
From the Stacks: XTC – ‘King For a Day’ (CD Single)
Going all the way back to the lacquer 78 days, records had two sides and usually contained two songs. Packaging at first was incredibly dull — nothing more than paper or cardboard […]
From the Stacks: XTC – ‘Skylarking’
XTC’s ninth album, 1986’s Skylarking, is not only one of their best but possibly their most fun to collect, too.