I’m kicking off a series called “What’s Your Favorite Song?” where we all get to share our favorite song of a particular topical genre.
As a songwriter, there are certain songs people expect you to write. For example: sooner or later someone is going to ask to hear a love song. But my feeling was [...]
Sometime about eight years ago, I discovered that I was a Springsteen fan. I didn’t become a fan, mind you, I simply found out that I was one. I never really paid much attention to him during my formative musical years in the 80’s. I saw the “Born in the USA.” video [...]
Okay, so the record label wanted a new bio. The bio gets an update every time a new record releases, because press people and websites and concert promoters use it for blurbs and such. Well, they wanted me to take a swing at writing my own, just to see what might happen. This isn’t the [...]
It began with a dream I had in which a huge angelic archer, flying above a city alongside me and the rest of our soaring army, drew his bow and shot an arrow, which curved around and cut a wide and exhilarating swath through the approaching enemy lines of the demonic horde.
The dream intrigued me, [...]
Paul Simon’s latest record, Surprise, (already more than a year old) is aptly titled for me. As a huge fan of all of Simon’s work, I had picked it up the day it came out, but only spun it a few times. I liked it fine, but it didn’t immediately connect with me [...]
Eric Peters has been one of my favorite songwriters since I first discovered his Scarce album a few years ago. This is “Long Road to Nowhere ” and it’s just one great song off an entire album of great songs. Right now (possibly at this very moment) he’s hard at work recording his next [...]
“Dreams” — this is my favorite song off of the Slugs, Bugs, & Lullabies album. Why? Simple. It’s got pirates, mad killer bees, and Zorbians. Yo ho ho. Any questions? [Audio clip: view full post to listen]
The Photographs album was my first exposure to the ‘other Andrew’ (or would that be the other other Andrew?) and man, I was just blown away. This album has seen so much time in my CD player that it’s finally been rendered unplayable and placed in the frisbee drawer. Never fear, thanks to [...]
If, like me, any of you are Patty Griffin fans, you ought to love this song: “Chattanooga” by Sandra McCracken off her Gravity | Love album. Good stuff, great driving song. Enjoy. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]
From the record Reinventing the Wheel. This one’s called “Holy Ground”. Enjoy.
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