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Growing up, parody and satire songs were amongst my favorites. We had 8-tracks and LPs of “Goofy Gold” and “Funky Favorites”, both chock full of classic novelty tunes that we practically wore out as kids. “Weird” Al Yankovic was one of my … Continue reading
Before getting into this week’s entry, I would be remiss if I did not at least give a tip of the hat to the Purple One, who we recently lost. I was never a huge fan of Prince, though what … Continue reading
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (9781250077004): Flatiron Books (2015) Jenny Lawson has been entertaining folks on the internet with her delightfully askew view of life through her blog as “The Bloggess” and off the grid with her first collection of … Continue reading
Robert Earl Keen is a Texas original. His laconic, plaintive delivery of country music is as distinctive as his songwriting prowess. According to Allmusic.com he “mixes Texas twang, folk wit, and rock muscle.” I love what he does and how … Continue reading
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (9780812993547) : Spiegel & Grau (2015) In this era of “Black Lives Matter” and concerns of increased police violence, it has become increasingly difficult to contextualize the American Dream with the reality … Continue reading