Tag Archives: James Taylor

My New Life Music Shuffle

This has been going on for two months. It’s been a very busy and yet very strange time. Lots more driving than I normally did in my “old” life. Music has helped me stay grounded.

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Photo of the Day: a last hurrah

Okay, so, not photo (singular) of the day but photoS. These have to go together and I really love this series. When I moved to Chicago, I entered a ready-made community of old friends. Two of my best friends from … Continue reading

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Spring iPod Shuffle

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these iPod Shuffle lists. I find them fun and strangely relaxing to put together. It’s therapeutic to submit to the random-ness of the Shuffle. I’ve been on the move the last … Continue reading

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iPod Shuffle

Busy times, man. Struggling for balance with all of it. Thank goodness for my white board. Gigs, new and old, things coming in, things I need to follow up on. It’s all good! Here’s the music that was blasting into … Continue reading

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The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock’N’Roll as Literature and Literature as Rock ‘N’Roll; “James Taylor Marked for Death”, by Lester Bangs

Next up on the essays shelf: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock’N’Roll as Literature and Literature as Rock ‘N’Roll, by Lester Bangs The eye-catching title of this essay would be referred to as “click-bait” … Continue reading

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Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil

The soundtrack to the last week and a half, of flu, writing, sleep problems, and working my way back to health. “Me and the Devil Blues” – Robert Johnson. I think of the opening chapter of Stanley Booth’s great Rythm … Continue reading

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iPod Shuffle

“Canary In a Coalmine” – The Police. God, I was so obsessed with them in high school. I love this song, and I remember it seemed like the height of sophistication and intelligence that I understood the metaphor of the … Continue reading

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6-State Shuffle

5-plus hour drive yesterday as I drove through New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. It was a New England kind of day, where you can pass through multiple states in one day. I am freckled and … Continue reading

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Commute Shuffle

Long commute home last night. It took me an hour and a half to get from Point A to Point B. Falling asleep on various trains and busses. My music kept me company. Here is the iPod shuffle. The fun … Continue reading

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Beach Drive iPod Shuffle

I’ve been back and forth to the beach 5 times in the last 5 days. It’s been hot, humid, and I yearn for the ocean. Because of my writing gig, I can’t hit the road until around 2, which often … Continue reading

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