"Forgetful Heart" First Live Performance

2 July 2009 Uncategorized

Wow. This performance is positively heart-wrenching. I find it very interesting that posted this unofficial audience recording.

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Antediluvian Dylan Rocks On…But Toward What?

29 April 2009 Uncategorized

The release of a new Dylan album is always met with excitement here in my house. I have been a rather obsessive fan of the Bard from Hibbing since eighth grade when I discovered “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” The way the young, croaky yet clear-throated Dylan sang those repetitive phrases (“it’s a hard, it’s […]

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REVIEW: Dr. Dog album: "Fate" (music)

5 January 2009 Reviews

For me, part of writing is finding the right inspiration. Sometimes that inspiration comes in very weird forms. A while ago, my wife, who has been itching to get into Dr. Dog after seeing them open for Wilco in 2007, downloaded their most recent album, Fate. I must say that these are 44 minutes of […]

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New Music: She & Him

19 March 2008 Reviews

Okay, for me, Zooey Deschanel‘s version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” from Elf was eye-opening. In her voice I could hear that jazzy/country thing that made me a big fan of Robinella Contreras — subtle shades of Ella Fitzgerald mixed with a little Patsy Cline or Loretta Lynn or something! I don’t know. I just […]

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Opening Pandora's Box

7 March 2008 Uncategorized

Web apps are in. I’ve spoken a bit about them in the past (e.g., in my post about “Fluid”:, which, by the way, has seen a lot of development over the past week). Today, I’d like to highlight a music service called “Pandora”:, which has really altered the way I listen to music over the […]

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Wrapping Up 2007

2 January 2008 Uncategorized

Now that we’re more than a full day into 2008, I suppose it might be a great time to take a look back at 2007. Here are some personal thoughts that sort of some up the year (NB: I stole this idea a bit from Jon Hicks of hicksdesign). Music By far, the most important […]

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