The 80’s :: One hand’s just reaching out

Video Killed the Radio Star :: The Go-Go's :: Head Over Heels This song was an integral part of my last year in high school and the last years of my adolescence. It was about the exuberance and bliss of connecting with what will turn into lifetime friends, the kind you can let go and be yourself … Continue reading The 80’s :: One hand’s just reaching out

The 90’s :: But I’m a million different people from one day to the next

"I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah. I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now." History lesson: This song, featured on The Verve's 1997 album Urban Hymns, is based on music from an Andrew Loog Oldham adaptation of a Rolling Stones song, The … Continue reading The 90’s :: But I’m a million different people from one day to the next

I remember everything :: Video of the day

Junebug :: Robert Francis I love discovering new music and new artists, it is one of the biggest bliss inducing things in my life. This morning I stumbled upon Robert Francis and his music, and was floored near immediately. His songs and style aer so in my musical wheelhouse, a Los Angeles local with a … Continue reading I remember everything :: Video of the day

Give me what I’ve always missed :: Song of the day

"And if you give me an hour, I'll show you how you feel." This song reminds me of a certain December past - the people I hung around with, the things we did, and the music that played. It was kohl black eyeliner, late nights turned to mornings at various parks around the valley, long … Continue reading Give me what I’ve always missed :: Song of the day

Won’t mean a thing, dear :: Holidays-by-the-day

"You'll be doing alright, with your Christmas of white, but I'll have a blue, blue Christmas." One of my favorites of the more melancholic holiday songs, for some reason this song always reminds me of a scene from the movie Coal Miner's Daughter, when Loretta Lynn first hears, on the radio, that Patsy Cline has … Continue reading Won’t mean a thing, dear :: Holidays-by-the-day