Sunday Music: Play That Country Tuba, Cowboy

My brother said the song stopped everyone dead when it came on in the kitchen he works. At the mercy of shuffle mode, his Spotify-shuffle picked out “Play That Country Tuba, Cowboy” from the obscure Vandals album, The Vandals Play Really Bad Original Country Tunes. Understandably, nobody else had ever heard it, and the song … Continue reading Sunday Music: Play That Country Tuba, Cowboy

Sunday Music: Trying To Ignore The Elephant (Somehow)

3 recent deaths, one milestone birthday, and I’m thinking a lot about the lots we draw in what’s turned into a lot of life (not, ahem, enough yet, just for the record). Jason Isbell’s “Elephant” keeps playing in my head all the while. It’s a song about a friend with cancer. It’s a song about … Continue reading Sunday Music: Trying To Ignore The Elephant (Somehow)

Sunday Music: Remembering The Monkee With The Hat

As a proud member of the 1980s Nick at Nite generation, I’m no stranger to The Monkees (via all those glorious reruns). Michael Nesmith, aka the one with the hat, passed away this week. I’ve revisited the band and the TV show on more than one occasion (see this prior Monkees post here). They’re a … Continue reading Sunday Music: Remembering The Monkee With The Hat

Sunday Music: Alice’s Restaraunt

It took just over an hour to get to and from Grandma's on thanksgiving. On the way home, Dad would drive, Mom would co-pilot, and my brothers and I would ride in the dark back seats, staring out the windows, riding over the river and through the woods, listening to the radio. Not every time, … Continue reading Sunday Music: Alice’s Restaraunt

Sunday Music: Get Me Out Of Here (Nightime)

Hey! Sundays are for music. As a music-maker working in a less-than-musically focused world, this is my way to connect what I’m doing, thinking, and feeling with my favorite mode of expression This week I’ve been listening to… Big Star doesn’t come up a lot in conversation, but when they do, I get all sorts … Continue reading Sunday Music: Get Me Out Of Here (Nightime)

Sunday Music: After The Funeral Music

Hey! Sundays are for music. As a music-maker working in a less-than-musically focused world, this is my way to connect what I’m doing, thinking, and feeling with my favorite mode of expression This week I’ve been listening to… Two too many deaths of people I loved in the past two weeks. Wherever this email finds … Continue reading Sunday Music: After The Funeral Music

Sunday Music: Misfits Halloween Among Us

Hey! Sundays are for music. As a music-maker working in a less-than-musically focused world, this is my way to connect what I’m doing, thinking, and feeling with my favorite mode of expression This week I’ve been listening to… October and Halloween mean one thing: Misfits songs. I used to have my kids read Misfits lyrics … Continue reading Sunday Music: Misfits Halloween Among Us