Ashes and Fire

Today, Ryan Adams releases his first true album in nearly two years, and his first without the Cardinals in far too long.  Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed a good portion of his work with his backing band, but I long for the solo years of Heartbreaker.  We'll likely never get an album as solidly … Continue reading Ashes and Fire

Cynicism & the Death of a Celebrity

"The talk of the ignorant is like the rumblings which issue from the belly." ~ Demetrius the Cynic This weekend, as we all know by now, Amy Winehouse died.  Likely an overdose, though from what I've read, cause of death hasn't been confirmed.  As a very public drug addict, death by addiction has the feeling … Continue reading Cynicism & the Death of a Celebrity

5 Songs I’m Loving Now – 03/29/11

Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks Since Childish Gambino is the rapper alter ego of comedian Donald Glover, you'd be forgiven for initially assuming that this song was a comedy novelty rap (I did).  And yes, the lines in here are quite funny, but not in a Weird Al sort of way.  He's crass, sexually … Continue reading 5 Songs I’m Loving Now – 03/29/11

Stuff; or, How Radiohead is Setting Us Free

Monday morning, The Greatest Band On Earth (official title given by the Pope), announced that they were releasing their newest album, The King of Limbs, less than a week from now, Saturday. This has made me more than a little giddy. What Radiohead has done, yet again, is set up a situation where almost everyone … Continue reading Stuff; or, How Radiohead is Setting Us Free