Sunday Music: Bullion And ‘96 Feels

I’ve been going through boxes (and milk crates, and plastic bins, and…) of old CDs. Since I apparently don’t own a CD player outside of my car, I’ve been digging up whatever I can up online, and whatever I can’t, well, don’t get me started (but if you get in my car you will be … Continue reading Sunday Music: Bullion And ‘96 Feels

Sunday Music: West Virginia (With The Front Bottoms)

the front bottoms back on top album cover

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: 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: Playlist for April 2021

I’ve had this one cooking for months and I am (finally) ready to call it done. As usual, we’re all over the place stylistically, but the connections are there if you look for them. From the poppy start to the folksy balladeer finish, I think these songs are as ready for springtime as I am. … Continue reading Sunday Music: Playlist for April 2021

Sunday Music: “End Of The Road” By Noga Erez

Israeli singer, songwriter, pop-explorer Noga Erez just released a new album (KIDS) including this song, “End of the Road.” Sometimes all you have to hear a song is once before it gets lodged deep in your head. This track did that to me. One listen, a “that’s interesting, and damn, it’s pretty catchy,” and next … Continue reading Sunday Music: “End Of The Road” By Noga Erez

Sunday Music: “Shortcummings” By Sleaford Mods

Sleaford Mods do this minimalist, post-punk, not quite rap, kind of danceable, not quite anything else thing. It’s always original and interesting in some way to me, and their latest album, Spare Ribs has some great tracks. In particular, I can’t get the song, “Shortcummings” out of my head. Background first (and yes, I had … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Shortcummings” By Sleaford Mods

Sunday Music: Ladies And Gentlemen, The DJ Just Threw Up On The Dance Floor

There’s something about the climactic, unmitigated disaster in this song that’s so… relatable. Ladies and gentlemenThe DJ just threw upOn the dance floorParty is overTime to go It’s also the bridge of the song. It’s not the little stories in the verses or the comment in the chorus that, “I must have liked it a … Continue reading Sunday Music: Ladies And Gentlemen, The DJ Just Threw Up On The Dance Floor