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…

Saturday Songs with Devotchka

Though, I loved them, it turns out I had only heard a bit of the music of Devotchka. I knew them from the Soundtrack of Little Miss Sunshine and from their Album, 100 Other Lovers. But when I asked Brian to put some of their music on USB for our recent drive to Columbus, I…

Saturday Song with The Lumineers, “Dead Sea”

It’s Saturday, and I’ve had a long, long day and just a little sleep. So now with a glass of wine in hand I bring you the song I am unwinding to right now. The last couple of years I’ve really gotten into bands with a lot of instruments, and a decidedly folk-rock feel–Devotchka, Beruit,…

Saturday Song: Rita Hayworth and 100 Other Lovers

I like the idea of a Saturday Song. So much new music has been in my life these last few years, and I don’t often share it on the Dad Poet. But this morning, a friend posted a quote on Facebook from one of my favorite Stephen King Stories, and it got me thinking of this…

Andrea Gibson, DeVotchka and “How it Ends”

So I said that I was going to bring you a couple of Slam/Spoken Word pieces. Here is the second. There were mixed reviews on Eric Darby’s piece, particularly because of the differences between his style and the traditional way that poems are read out loud. But one of my themes here of late has…

Sons, Dads, a Preview and a Musical Interlude

Well, I’ve talked a lot about my sons on this blog, but not nearly enough since April, the month which really kicked the poetry side of things off here on the Dad Poet. Most recently I celebrated Jon’s high school graduation here, and before that I boasted a bit about the writer. They have all…