If you believe in the Stevieverse, where Welsh gods and grey wolves speak to the lady of the mountain, you know Stevie Nicks saw 2020 coming. You know she had a premonition back in 2017, when she was on the road for the 67 shows of her 24 Karat Gold Tour: I must make a... Continue Reading →
’80s Week Continues: A Rock Playlist
So I set two small goals for myself this summer: to read Middlemarch and to watch the FOUR-hour, Peter Bogdanovich-directed Tom Petty documentary: Running Down A Dream. It's slow going on both fronts, but I am loving each one. Friends had warned me that George Eliot's writing wasn't quite as 'readable' as say Jane Austen,... Continue Reading →
Monday Morning Music – The War On Drugs
spotify:track:5oMFoh1uOsVzERQyAFe7M8 Sometimes, well a lot of times actually, you get a little obsessive about a song, listening to it over and over again. For me these days that song is 'Under the Pressure' from The War On Drugs. It's almost nine minutes of dreamy, moody pop, anchored by a simple piano-based melody. The ambient layers and clean guitar... Continue Reading →
UPDATED: Can it really be SUMMER without ’80s music?
It started with Haircut 100. My search, that is, for summer songs to play in the car with the kids - on the way to the pool, beach, movies. I was looking for clean, happy songs. I thought first of The Go-Go’s, of course. Playful songs with a girl power streak – just what my... Continue Reading →