Speaking of breaking the rules…

I know, I know. I still look punk, so it comes as no surprise to any of you that I binge-listened to "Under the Big Black Sun" back in the day. Wonderful to hear Exene and John Doe (and Dave Alvin) on Fresh Air today, healthy and happy, celebrating the rule-breaking music of that time. … Continue reading Speaking of breaking the rules…

Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 2

Here's my second favorite Christmas song - from one of my long-time favorite singer-songwriter-guitarists, Chris Rea. (My blog's tag line, "every day good luck comes in the strangest of ways," is from one of his tunes.) Joys of Christmas, Northern Style shows off Rea's screamin' slide guitar. And, it paints a portrait of a community … Continue reading Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 2

Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 3

If you are a wee bit weary of the usual holiday tunes, these are for you. Throughout the day today I'll post three of my favorite Christmas songs that do not involve holly, reindeer, or tinsel. Here's the first - recently discovered. A¬†favorite of Neil Gaiman's, who shared this on his blog page. I must … Continue reading Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 3