Sunday Music: Never Forget In The Story Of Jesus The Hero Was Killed By The State (New Run The Jewels)

Run The Jewels released a powerful and timely new album this week. See Killer Mike’s verse from “Walking in the Snow” below: The way I see it, you’re probably freest from the ages one to fourAround the age of five you’re shipped away for your body to be storedThey promise education, but really they give … Continue reading Sunday Music: Never Forget In The Story Of Jesus The Hero Was Killed By The State (New Run The Jewels)

Purpose And Durability (A Life Lesson In A Word: Seaworthy)

Walter Schulz makes boats. Not just the kind that don’t sink. The kind that are seaworthy.  And what makes a boat seaworthy?  It’s beyond the “it can float and survive some rough waters” thought you’re having. It’s OK, I had that thought too. Robert Myers, who shared this story and question also thought the same … Continue reading Purpose And Durability (A Life Lesson In A Word: Seaworthy)

Sunday Music: My July 2022 Playlist

First and foremost, thanks to those of you who have kicked me with… “so it’s been a minute since you’ve shared a mix/playlist – what gives?” I consider this a midsummer’s vacation day arc, which starts with morning reflections and appreciations, midday day-drinking (complete with self-loathing and punky snark), a sentimental lull around dinner, a … Continue reading Sunday Music: My July 2022 Playlist

Sunday Music: New Playlist For June 2021

Spring turned into summer while I was making this one. We went from windows up to windows down and from sweatshirts on dog walks to t-shirts. This playlist kind of captures the transition with enough mood for each season. Here it is on Apple Music and Spotify. “Special Girl” by Dodie. The syncopations. So subtle … Continue reading Sunday Music: New Playlist For June 2021

Sunday Music: Ooh La La (Mexican Institute Of Sound Remix)

Another remix I didn’t know I needed. Maybe the warmer weather makes it sound better when I’m driving with the windows down. I don’t know, but I’m smiling every time I put this on. Check out the latest from Run The Jewels -“Ooh La La (Mexican Institute of Sound Remix feat. Santa Fe Klan). And wouldn’t … Continue reading Sunday Music: Ooh La La (Mexican Institute Of Sound Remix)

Podcast Of The Week: El-P And Killer Mike Talk Their Past And The State Of Culture And Music In 2020 With Bob Lefsetz

I know, I’ve already plugged it twice, but Run The Jewels on The Bob Lefsetz Podcast really was that good. Get your takeaways here and here. RTJ and other references are here. A little personal background is in order: I bought Company Flow’s Funcrusher Plus from my local indie music store in 1997/1998. My mind … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: El-P And Killer Mike Talk Their Past And The State Of Culture And Music In 2020 With Bob Lefsetz