Tag Archives: Robbie Williams

After a long break: Let’s iTunes Shuffle

I work from home. It’s a busy job, lots of meetings and Zoom calls, and then there’s my writing work, as well as family stuff and having a personal life, and in the last 3 months I have been – … 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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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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Summer iPod Shuffle

“From a Buick 6” – Bob Dylan. The SOUND of his BAND … it’s so VITAL, jangly and raucous, so PRESENT. So is his voice, and the lyrics, and everything coming from him … but listen to that band. It’s … 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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Holiday iPod Shuffle

“Mr. Harris” – Aimee Mann. Every time I hear women being judgmental about older men dating younger women – and I hear it all the time – I think of … well, my own life. My greatest love was 13 … Continue reading

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Autumnal iPod Shuffle

Been a while since I’ve done one of these. I am working 3, 4 jobs and my writing career has morphed into a semi-regular schedule of work – expected and unexpected – but I will NEVER give up this blog. … Continue reading

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Party Like an Oligarch. Or Not.

Robbie Williams’ album – and this, the first single – came out last year and some people got offended. As in #notallRussians, etc. I didn’t get offended. I loved it. It’s clear the real target of the song.

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