Monthly Archives: November 2013

Recommended Track: “You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio” by Joni Mitchell

It’s the morning after Thanksgiving and I’m laying on a plush carpet at Lake Winola, my favorite place in the world. There’s a light dusting of snow outside and eastern ripples on the water. Uncle Joe and I have been … Continue reading

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Selections From 11:37: “Thankful”

For my senior honors thesis at Penn, I wrote two poems a day for six months. It was called Selections from 11:37. Basically, every morning and every evening, at exactly 11:37, I stopped whatever I was doing and gave myself fifteen … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s new interactive video for “Like A Rolling Stone” is an exciting look at where music videos may be headed

Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” is one of the most critically acclaimed songs of all time, so it might be surprising to know that it’s never had an official music video. Until now. Dylan’s new interactive video dropped out of … Continue reading

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Recommended Track: “Fool’s Paradise” by Sam Cooke

It’s getting cold in the city these days, and as the early afternoon winds down and the light begins to fade, I find myself reaching back for music that slowly winds down the hours. There’s nothing quite like a masterful … Continue reading

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Selections From 11:37: “How It Ends”

For my senior honors thesis at Penn, I wrote two poems a day for six months. It was called Selections from 11:37. Basically, every morning and every evening, at exactly 11:37, I stopped whatever I was doing and gave myself fifteen … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

The sequel to Eminem’s best album falls way short of its predecessor, but it’s a step in the right direction. There’s a moment about eight and a half minutes into Eminem’s newest comeback album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, when … Continue reading

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Why Music Reviews Matter To Me

Without exception, I read somewhere between three and fifteen music reviews every day. That figure sounds like a lot when I read it back, but it’s more natural for me to read someone’s lukewarm thoughts about the new Lady Gaga … Continue reading

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