April Reading

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Here’s What I Read in April I took advantage of my Spring Break this year to have an orgy of non-fiction, and I finished off two hefty volumes in the month of April. Both with birthday presents (thanks, Mom and Kelly!) Let’s get to it. 1. The Big Screen by David Thomson This book is […]

The Perfect Vessels: A Refresher

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It has been over a year and a half since I have written anything about the Perfect Vessels.  However, there is some interesting news coming regarding the band, so this would be a good time for a refresher. Pictured above are The Perfect Vessels.  You are acquainted with the guy playing organ.  In 2011, this […]

In Defense of Obscurity

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You probably have a favorite song that none of your friends have ever heard before.  Today, I’ll share one with you. I have been tremendously busy these last few weeks, what with the two kids and my English classes and the ever-increasing demands of graduate school.  I’ve been reading Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte and Joseph Andrews […]

On Belle and Sebastian

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Belle and Sebastian–so much to obsess about.  I have the day off today, and I hadn’t planned on spending half of it obsessing about Belle and Sebastian.  However, I just watched the fantastic, hour-long documentary on the early years of the band, and I am here to spread the word. If there is one band […]

Favorite Albums of 2012

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Here’s what I listened to this year. My blogger pal Lindsay wrote a post about her favorite albums of the year, and now I want to do the same thing.  My sample size is modest, as I didn’t listen to too many new records in 2012, but I would nevertheless like to share a few […]

This Place Used to be Great…

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A photographic response to It Came From Memphis by  Robert Gordon. Last month, I discussed It Came From Memphis, Robert Gordon’s wonderful 1995 book about the misfits of the Memphis music scene.  I wrote that I wanted to drive around town and take pictures of the locales mentioned in the book–the bars, clubs, recording studios, and […]

February Reading

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Here’s What I Read in February February was a busy month.  On the scale of busy-ness, February 2012 ranks right up there with January of 2012.  It’s been a busy year so far, folks, but I ain’t complaining.  Here’s what I read this month. 1. It Came From Memphis by Robert Gordon This book has been […]