Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Penultimate Tracks

While researching my last column, I realized that a lot of second-to-last tracks were amazing. Like the final track edition, some of my favorites, like “Putting the Damage On” have already been used in some of my previous columns. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Penultimate Tracks

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Bizarre Cover Edition

The internet is weird. It gives you a billion songs at your disposal. Once you get sucked into the YouTube black hole, you find things out that you never knew existed before. I have found out about some amazing and bizarre covers because of just going down that rabbit hole. I was posting one such video the other day to my Facebook and I found out that people thought the cover I posted was the original version. This struck me as weird, but awesome. I had been kicking a list around for awhile of some of my favorite cover songs. I decided to just go with bizarre ones that actually work in their covered genre. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Bizarre Cover Edition

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Vacation Edition

Vacation always takes a lot out of me. The travelling part is always the hardest, especially if you are stuck in a flying tube at 40,000 feet. I hate flying more than most people; luckily, the magic little box full of music kept my mind off of the flight.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Vacation Edition

Ayuh Music, Special A/V Edition: Talking Heads and Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense”

This is the first in a series of three columns, collectively titled Byrnanza, about the work of the musical genius David Byrne over the past thirty years.

I was lucky enough to catch Stop Making Sense in its entirety at the Tyneside Cinema this past weekend. I’d seen bits of pieces of it before, and there’s lots of it on YouTube all chopped up, but I can now safely say that there is NOTHING like watching it from beginning to end.

If you only read one of my columns, make it this one. That’s how much I want to share this with you.

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Keith Olbermann’s Final Countdown

I wish someone would just tell me how to feel about Olbermann’s sudden, contract-rending departure from MSNBC. Currently I’m torn between thinking the Hillary-demonizing, Assange-defending narcissist had it coming, and being genuinely saddened that lefties have lost the largest, shiniest jewel in their commentating crown. Read More Keith Olbermann’s Final Countdown