Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett sounds like somebody you might know. Well, somebody you might know if you had more Australian friends, and one of those friends was a widely revered alt-rock guitarrist with a knack for making the mundane seem magical. What I’m trying to say is that even though Courtney is an accomplished, complex songwriter and…

Female Power Ballads!

Earlier this month Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept a major political party’s nomination to become the next president of the United States – If you are reading this and are excited about that fact, consider these songs a celebration of the amazing contributions of women to our Nation’s culture! If you are less than…

Radiohead: First Listen

This is a very different post than I’ve done before on this site.  A little over a week ago Radiohead released their 9th album, “A Moon Shaped Pool”.  Shortly afterwards, this happened: This 8 year old music aficionado provided the definitive review of the record, which at times reminded him of “Kung Fu Panda”. For those…

Fred Thomas

Fred Thomas would write some incredible short stories. He is a much stronger writer than I am, so I will let him introduce himself with a selection from his stellar song, “Bed Bugs”. He sings: These days I’m only saying something if I’m swaying That’s the only time it doesn’t feel like I’m explaining So if you…