SInce this is a quiet, safe space, I can now confess that the outbreak of COVID-19 can be traced to the exact moment I told my therapist that I think I’m mostly OK as long as I have a fairly steady stream of things to look forward to. I’m really sorry
“Good News for People Who Love Bad News” by Modest Mouse (2004) Best Song: “Bukowski” Best Lyric (from “Black Cadillacs”): And it’s true we named our children After towns that we’ve never been to
“Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” by the Smashing Pumpkins (1996) Best Song: “Tonight Tonight” Best Lyric: “And you know you’re never sureBut you’re sure you could be rightIf you held yourself up to the light”
“Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” by Wilco (2002) Best Song: “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” Best Lyric (from “Reservations”): “Oh I’ve got reservationsAbout so many thingsBut not about you”
“Oh My God, Charlie Darwin” by the Low Anthem (2008) Best Song: “Champion Angel” Best Lyric: (from “Cage the Songbird”) “As your chances go slipping to the past You’re tortured by the changing of the seasonsAnd each grain of sand in the glass”
Is this thing on?
All the great stuff today and what sticks with me forever is gonna be an entire pizza place crowd on Bourbon St exploding into dance moves when “Turn Down For What” came on
When I was in high school, every year the senior class had to trudge out to the football bleachers and pose for a class picture. You were allowed, encouraged even, to bring signs (yes, mine was an index card that said “If you can read this you’re standing too close”, ho ho ho). For years, … Continue reading
Hey, I’m tired a lot!
I don’t know anything about Hugh Maclennan, the Canadian academic and novelist this song is dedicated to. I didn’t even know that much about him until I Wikipediaed him just now. But I kind of want to read the book that Wikipedia says this song is loosely based on. But mostly I just want to … Continue reading