Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023

Thanks to those of you who have been asking for a new playlist. This one has been in the works since last fall - and courtesy of a job change, moving across state lines, and surviving COVID Christmas, it’s ready for your consumption.  I had a lot of moods in the past 6 months and … Continue reading Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023

You’ll Stand Or Fall But You’ve Got To Test Your Legs

You can talk about it. You can think about it. You can read about it.  But eventually, you’re either going to do it (or you’re not).  It’s as true for the easy things as it is for the hard things.  And it’s as true for us as it is for our competition (or the ones … Continue reading You’ll Stand Or Fall But You’ve Got To Test Your Legs

Podcast Of The Week: Rick Rubin on Cash’s “Hurt”

My buddy Adam K. sent me this clip from Lex Fridman discussing Johnny Cash’s rendition of “Hurt” with Rick Rubin.  They discuss how the lyrics, originally written by a 20-something, are sad but a bit redemptive.  The same poem, when sung by a 70ish-year-old, feels devastating.  It’s an incredible piece of perspective art. Listen to … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Rick Rubin on Cash’s “Hurt”

Sunday Music: The Devil In His Youth

Revisiting those “you listened to x way to much last year” playlists made me remember a prior year when I listened to Protomartyr way to much, which made me feel like listening to them way too much again.  I’ve never highlighted “The Devil In His Youth” here somehow. It’s one of my favorite songs by … Continue reading Sunday Music: The Devil In His Youth

Sunday Music: Drug Church

I would buy a book of Drug Church lyrics.  Here’s “Fun’s Over” from their newest album, Hygiene. If you like literary post-hardcore, art rock, give them a spin. I’m really enjoying some of their stuff (h/t NYT Popcast episode, “A Renaissance in American Hardcore Music” - which made me so, so happy this week).  In … Continue reading Sunday Music: Drug Church

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: Becoming All Alone (Regina Spektor)

I can’t handle the overproduction. Where’s the Rick Rubin Regina Spektor album? I tried to listen to the new album, but I was struggling. I headed to YouTube in search of alternate takes/live versions since the songs seemed good but the presentation was so… “why did you make this choice?” It didn't take me long … Continue reading Sunday Music: Becoming All Alone (Regina Spektor)

Regret, Shame, And Morris Day (And Shakespeare)

I didn’t expect Morris Day to stop me in my tracks with a Shakespeare sonnet.  He said he felt like he was “40 going on 4.” Curled up in the fetal position, feeling sorry for himself, full of shame, guilt, and regret. And Shakespeare finally was the one who got through to him.  If you’ve … Continue reading Regret, Shame, And Morris Day (And Shakespeare)