Tag Archives: Jerry Lee Lewis

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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Music Shuffle for a New Era

If you follow me elsewhere, you know there have been huge changes in my life in the last 4 or 5 months. Changes tragic and changes new. I have moved. I now live by the ocean in a house surrounded … Continue reading

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Stressful Autumn Shuffle

The past two months have been so stressful I’m not sure I even processed the stress. I’ve been up in Rhode Island, mostly, and then Allison and I went and stayed in a cottage in the woods of Connecticut for … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Covid Summer Shuffle

Strange times all around. I’m quarantining in Rhode Island with Hope. I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now. Everything in limbo. Here’s the music that’s accompanied me over these weeks. Shuffled up. Appropriate to the chaos of the … Continue reading

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Recommended: Biographies

For starters: My recommended Fiction books My recommended Non-Fiction books BIOGRAPHIES: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph Ellis I’ve written a lot about Joseph Ellis’ work here. While I love David McCullough’s work so much, Ellis is … Continue reading

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Reading Tosches Reader

I’m reading The Nick Tosches Reader right now, a super dense collection of his writing – put together by Tosches himself, from book reviews in long-defunct ‘zines, to pieces he wrote for Creem and etc. Nobody. Like. Him. I can’t … Continue reading

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The Sheltering-in-Place iPod Shuffle

By request: I play music as I clean. I also play music as I do my digital day job – which I am very VERY grateful for, since so many people just lost their jobs overnight. I mean, let’s be … Continue reading

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Autumnal iPod Shuffle

“Family Tradition” – Hank Williams, Jr. Bitter! It’s such a great “fuck you” to Nashville country-music prudes and a great wielding of his autobiography as a weapon: “If I get stoned and sing all night long, it’s a family tradition.” … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Nick Tosches

Rest in peace to sui generis writer, whose books blaze with such individualism, such unforgettable prose, such high-flung sweeping paragraphs – so hard to paraphrase – impossible to parse out – he’s almost intimidating. His style is so his own, … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring iPod shuffle: I find doing these relaxing

“Look What They’ve Done To My Song” – Miley Cyrus. Every song in “The Backyard Sessions” has a purity of emotion and expression that GETS to me. “Jordon River” – The Raunch Hands. In my parents’ record collection. We were … Continue reading

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