Tag Archives: Buddy Holly

Snowy March iPod Shuffle

The last month has represented a Revolt of the Machines. My printer bit the dust. My computer did as well and I am currently working on a laptop with a completely wiped hard drive and I need to have it … Continue reading

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Close Readings: A QA with Greil Marcus About The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll In Ten Songs

Greil Marcus’ latest book is The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs, a non-chronologically-ordered eccentric book, focusing on 10 songs that Marcus has chosen for his own reasons (reasons which he went into in the QA below). Part … Continue reading

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Solstice iPod Shuffle and Some Personal Snapshots

— Part of managing my mental health is managing sleep. I had a rough winter in that regard and have been working hard to course-correct. I bought a sleep mask at Bed Bath & Beyond which has really helped. I … Continue reading

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Beach Shuffle

At the beach. The salty air and the smell of the ocean, the seaweed, the fish, the salt … it’s recuperative. Still have a lot of work to do, and needed to beach to gather my thoughts. Songs playing during … Continue reading

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Busy Week Shuffle

It’s been a busy week. Family stuff, work stuff, projects long-term and short. I am working hard to keep the stability going, in the midst of so much flux and change. So far so good. Here are the tracks that … Continue reading

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Tick-Tock Shuffle

The clock winding down on the two new babies arriving in my family this month. Very exciting. I am juggling three jobs right now, and doing pretty well with it. My sleep is good, my moods are good, and I’m … Continue reading

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Stop For a Little Shuffle

“The Road to Shamballa” – When a Shuffle starts off with Three Dog Night, one gets excited. That guitar underneath, it’s so simple, the repetition, beautiful. “Rock of Ages” – Def Leppard. Hahaha. Awesome. “That’ll Be the Day” – Buddy … Continue reading

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Weekend Shuffle

“Heroin” – The Velvet Underground & Nico. From the “banana album”, which scared the shit out of me when I first heard it as a teenager (long after the band’s heyday). It still scares me. But I love the sound. … Continue reading

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Sunday Shuffle

“Look What They’ve Done To My Song” – Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra. Oh man, does it swing! So excellent! I’d prefer to not open a can of worms, but here I go anyway. I think this version … Continue reading

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Sunday Shuffle

Beautiful fall weather. Busy as hell. Here’s some music. Shuffle never ceases to delight me. It forces me to accept what comes. Playlists are great, too. But the randomness of Shuffle is so pleasing. “If Teardrops Were Pennies” – Porter … Continue reading

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