Music Monday with Audre Lorde and Vampire Weekend

I apologize, it seems that I’ve broken my own rules, but in blogging the rules are like the Pirate’s Code, “more what you’d call ‘guidelines.’” It seems that from time to time I forget that my Music Monday feature differs from Saturday Songs in that on Mondays we also explore a little poetry at the…

Music Monday with Devotchka

I am so happy about this. You may remember recently I said that Devotchka was my favorite “nationally-known” band (I have to put that qualification in for friends and relatives who put out some fantastic music of their own). They are a crazy mix of genres, with gypsy and international influences, a touch of circus…

The Next Four Years, a Song on the Barricades

Monday Music with Frank Turner It’s getting late, so I’m going to keep this simple and save further writing on this topic for an upcoming post, probably the next one. For now, I just want to share a song that my son Micah shared with me the other night. It’s the perfect protest song but…

Have Yourself a Merry Music Monday

On the Saturday Song feature this week I shared a classic Christmas tune sung by Tori Amos.  It’s one of those songs that every musician alive has covered. No, seriously. Every. One. You’ve heard Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble but even Coldplay has recorded it (To be honest, their version is quite nice). Kenny G. and…