I remember seeing Mos Def play this on “Letterman,” and immediately bought the single. I love the way the way everything is so laid back and restrained, but there’s also this underlying tension that permeates the whole song. And of course, the timpani. From the Ronettes to Pizzicato Five, I love my pop music with aContinue reading “11/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!”
Monthly Archives: November 2016
11/18/16: Leonard Cohen
Oh Leonard. Eighty-two is a good long life, but for me he’s been taken away far too young, He’s one of my favorite songwriters. Every song is a novel, condensed into three or four minutes. I’ve got to be honest – I prefer it when other people cover his music, for the most part. I’m notContinue reading “11/18/16: Leonard Cohen”
Damn. Damn damn damn damn damn.
11/07/16: Special Election Edition
Tomorrow the United States will be electing its next president. This is one where the stakes are really up for grabs; we could wind up in an awful, awful place for real if this goes the wrong way. As a momentary distraction, here’s some dancing that reminds me of American things. A bluegrass jam andContinue reading “11/07/16: Special Election Edition”