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Music Monday – Fiona Apple

Abby picked it. We’ve been listening to the new Fiona Apple album this week and Abby always requests this song. I enjoy it, but I’ve heard it too many times at this point. She, on the other hand, has NOT heard it too many times. What? It’s not as if I can tell her no. […]

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Music Monday – For Abigail, Because It Already Is

Today is my first daughters birthday. Her letter has been writing itself in my heart these last four years, and I’ll post it soon, but it’s Music Monday. I sang this song to Abigail every time I put her to bed, from infancy until she was two and started asking for different songs. I still […]

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Music Monday: Tolerance Edition

I never thought I would post a gen-u-wine Pop song on here, but the other night I heard someone playing that Gotye song at the pool, so I think I’m already sort of in a bridge too far territory. In any event, this is less about a Carly Rae Jepsen song and more about an […]

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Music Monday – Third Eye Blind

What? Third Eye Blind? Isn’t that a band from the 90’s? Yes, it is. What of it? It’s a band from the 90’s that released one perfect album. And I know Music Monday is usually new music, but you’re going to have to suck it up, because Third Eye Blind (or threeb, as I call […]

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Music Monday – Alabama Shakes

Though the band name sounds like a withdrawal symptom you might get while kicking a habit for a certain kind of distilled libation, there’s nothing unpleasant about the Alabama Shakes. In fact, I can’t stop listening to their album.  You should give this song a try, I hope it suits your fancy.   More to come on […]

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Music Monday – Leonard Cohen

One of my friends, Andrew McAlpine, recently wrote an article about music, covers, and the endurance of really good songs. If you like music, or good writing, you should read it. In the article he uses a Leonard Cohen song as an example, to drive his premise. As a result, I’ve been listening to Leonard […]

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Music Monday – Lost in The Trees

I discovered Lost in The Trees in 2010. Their music is beautiful, and the lyrics of Ari Picker are incredibly emotional and visceral. They have a new album coming out on the 20th, but this song is from their first album, which hit me square in the stomach the first time I heard it. I’ve […]

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Music Monday – Andrew Bird

And so I was like, “Yeah, totally.” and he was all like, “Totally, yeah.” Oh, hi. Welcome to Monday! I was going to try to make Music Monday be less inaccessible, weird, folky, nonsense. Then Andrew Bird announced a new album and you all have to pay the price. Or not, I guess. You don’t […]

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Music Monday – Simon and Garfunkel, For Mom

My mom missed the boat by two days. She was almost a leapday baby. She could be a teenager right now. Tough! Okay, two days and one year. But still, mom, what kind of example is that? You couldn’t have just gestated a little longer? No wonder I suck at being patient. Today is her […]

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Music Monday – Shearwater

Good morning! Happy Presidents Day, or as I like to call it, “The Holiday Time Forgot”. Every year people start to get excited in the middle of February and I can’t ever figure out why. Then I try to schedule a meeting on Monday and someone says, in the most obnoxious voice you’ve ever heard, […]

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