Monthly Archives: February 2011
…from the sessions for Tim (Sire, 1985). This kick-ass version still features Bob Stinson on guitar. The song was later re-recorded without Bob, more gently, with horns and strings, for Pleased to Meet Me (1987). How I wish all the … Continue reading
But sometimes the past is just so excellent. KMD, “Who Me?” from Mr. Hood (Elektra, 1991)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s, “Never My Love,” from Doin’ Our Thing (Stax/Atlantic, 1968) The Association song gets Memphisized.
Kui Lee, “I’ll Remember You,” from The Extraordinary Kui Lee (Columbia, 1966) This later became a hit for Elvis as well as “Ambassador of Aloha” Don Ho (whose over-the-top version starts playing, whether you like it or not, if you … Continue reading
Ian put me on to this. Remember that night last December when there was a lunar eclipse at 3:30 a.m. and people went out to the park and up to the rooftops to see the moon turn orange and then, … Continue reading
When Tanya Donelly was still in the band. Oh, time. Time time time time time…
Richard Ashcroft, “Paradise,” from Human Conditions (Hut, 2002) I was looking for an excuse to put up a Richard Ashcroft song, not that I really needed one, but it turns out his birthday isn’t anytime soon. (It’s actually September 11, … Continue reading
Recently I separated out a pile of ’70s Topps cards on which guys were called out as music lovers: generally little cartoons of a baseball player wearing headphones, with a bubbly caption to the effect of “Bob enjoys listening to … Continue reading
I “wrote” this on the subway sometime in the winter of 1996-1997, then decided three years later to include it in my MFA thesis as one of 35 short stories/miniatures. Although the thesis was generally well received, this one part … Continue reading
Congratulations to the Pack: They did it for Madden.