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Unk Joe Christmas Mix 2013

Preface: I make a mix CD for my Uncle Joe every year as a Christmas present. It includes a lot of my favorite (usually folk-tinged) songs from the year and I always write liner notes for each song. This year I thought it … Continue reading

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“Alternative” Christmas Music: 5 Holiday Albums + 1 Track To Soundtrack Your Season

  There’s only a day or two left until Christmas, and I’m finally ready to start listening to more “traditional” Christmas carols—classic versions of holiday songs that are sung by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald…even Michael Bublé gets in … Continue reading

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Recommended Track: “Cavalier” by James Vincent McMorrow

The first thing you notice is his voice—a soulful falsetto, the third leg of a Justin Vernon/James Blake trinity that you never imagined existing. It echoes like a soft cry in a dark room: “I remember my first love, I remember my first … Continue reading

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So You’ve Quit Your Job…NOW WHAT?

Life In The Real World, Day 97: So You’ve Quit Your Job…NOW WHAT? The short answer is: the world keeps spinning. It’s been over a month since I quit my unfulfilling, entry-level job, forfeiting a steady paycheck and schedule for … Continue reading

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