Podcast Of The Week: RZA On Men In Blazers

It's a conversation about loving life, seeking change, and tenaciously persevering in the face of everyone telling you "well, that's never going to work." I've long loved both of these people and never quite imagined them sitting down to chat. But, after hearing it, it makes perfect sense why there's so much joy here. Check … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: RZA On Men In Blazers

When It Rains, Get Wet

RZA said one of the best pieces of advice he ever heard came from Quincy Jones: “When it rains, get wet.” If something good is happening, partake. And not “good” meaning perfect, or positive, or not confusing, but… natural. Don’t grab an umbrella, don’t run inside, don’t hide from the tide - if it starts … Continue reading When It Rains, Get Wet

Sunday Music: Grapefruit Moon

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It’s good to have a reason to stop and stare at the sky. The moon has been putting in some serious work this week (at least over me in New England). “Harvest Moon” would be the obvious song to sing, but I’ve been subjecting my dogs on our evening walks to renditions of “Grapefruit Moon” … Continue reading Sunday Music: Grapefruit Moon

Sunday Music: West Virginia (With The Front Bottoms)

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Maybe it was Richmond, Indianapolis that made me think of Richmond, Virginia that made me think of “West Virginia” by The Front Bottoms. Maybe it was the nearly 12 hours of highway time I had already clocked that day. Maybe it was the last gasp of coffee on my breath before I pulled into the … Continue reading Sunday Music: West Virginia (With The Front Bottoms)

Sunday Music: Angel Olsen’s Hot Take on “Gloria”

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I have to be in a certain mood for Angel Olsen's synthy-orchestral stuff, but when I am, the production, arranging, and the performance is nothing short of impeccable. Olsen has a new EP of all 80s covers coming out mid-August. Here's her take on "Gloria" by Laura Branigan. If you don't know the original, I'm … Continue reading Sunday Music: Angel Olsen’s Hot Take on “Gloria”