Category Archives: Music

My Tour Merch

Five years ago, while on vacation in San Francisco, I picked up a tank top in one of those little tourist traps on the pier. It was blue, said, “San Francisco” on the front, and retailed for about $2. As … Continue reading

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My Recurring Dream

If you know me, you know I am Paul Simon’s #1 fan. Not in a Kathy Bates Misery kind of way, but definitely in a Nick Hornby High Fidelity crazy obsessive kind of way. Tomorrow night, I will see him live in … Continue reading

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My DSP4 Playlist

The fourth installment of the DSP playlist. Pay Attention Pomplamoose Getting Better Beatles If I Had $1000000 Barenaked Ladies Cotton Fields Creedence Clearwater Revival What About Me? Lake Street Dive Mistletoe and Holly Frank Sinatra Once in a Lifetime Talking … Continue reading

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My DSP 4: The Underdog

Song: The Underdog Artist: Spoon Year: 2007 Favorite Lyric: You got no time for the messenger Got no regard for the thing that you don’t understand You got no fear of the underdog That’s why you will not survive Significance: I heard this song in … Continue reading

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My DSP 4: The Last Mall

Song: The Last Mall Artist: Steely Dan Year: 2003 Favorite Lyric: Roll your cart back up the aisle, kiss the checkout girls goodbye Ride the ramp to the freeway beneath the blood orange sky It’s last call to do your shopping At the Last … Continue reading

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My DSP 4: Yeh Yeh

Song: Yeh Yeh Artist: They Might Be Giants Year: 2001 Favorite Lyric: And then she asks me why don’t I come to her flat And have some supper and let the evening pass by Playing records, the sounds of groovy hi-fi I say … Continue reading

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My DSP 4: Put Your Records On

Song: Put Your Records On Artist: Corinne Bailey Rae Year: 2006 Favorite Lyric: Summer came like cinnamon, so sweet, Little girls double-dutch on the concrete Significance: This was a bit of a one-hit wonder that I heard on The Late Late Show when it still … Continue reading

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My DSP 4: Why Don’t You Get a Job?

Song: Why Don’t You Get a Job? Artist: The Offspring Year: 1998 Favorite Lyric: I guess all his money, well it isn’t enough ’cause that girl’s got expensive taste Significance: By all accounts, I should not like this song. I do … Continue reading

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My DSP 4: I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Song: I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight Artist: Norah Jones Year: 2008 Favorite Lyric: That big, fat moon is gonna shine like a spoon But we’re gonna let it, you won’t regret it Significance: This is a Bob Dylan cover, and one that … Continue reading

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My DSP 4: Good People

Song: Good People Artist: Jack Johnson Year: 2005 Favorite Lyric: Wrong and resolute but in the mood to obey Station to station desensitizing the nation Significance: The song that introduced me to Jack Johnson. I think he’s a little one … Continue reading

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