Music Monday: All You Have to Do is Dance!

[All linked YouTube clips have NSFW audio.] I have just discovered Macklemore, an extremely irreverent musician who walks the line between hiphop and nerdcore. (I recently tweeted his Thrift Shop, which is simultaneously Ke$ha’s fashion anthem, my approach to steampunk, and an indictment of corporate fashion culture. So…yeah.) I think what I love most about … [Read more…]

Music Monday: John Henry has two women

Okay, I bought this album solely because I heart Hugh Laurie. I was first introduced to his awesomeness (or, rather, His Awesomeness) when he was Prince George in my favorite British comedy of all time, The Blackadder (I still find that Mr. Bean is an absolute waste of Rowan Atkinson’s talents). But as great of … [Read more…]

Music Poetry Monday: Laughing Heart

Yeah, I know this is a commercial…but it’s also an amazing poem and a beautiful illustration to go along with the poem. Laughing Heart, Charles Bukowski there is a light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness I love that sentiment.

Music Monday: Pro Tip: She Didn’t.

I was linked to this vid by this amazing post: Is It Cold in Here? about sexism within the skeptical/atheist community. Sexism I have not, myself, encountered, but which sounds just like what I experienced while working in tech and now, as I try to work in law (not to mention when I try to … [Read more…]

Music…Tuesday: You + Me = Not to Be

I literally just discovered Ms. Maura (but was too tired to write this last night). I love her jazzy sound—it’s almost steampunky to me. I like this as a ballad between a time traveler and someone encountered during those travels. It’s likely a much more traditional relationship, but “Peace for a Place” feels like a … [Read more…]

Music Monday: the Bishop

My sister used to live in New York and my mother had decided that we would visit her to see Broadway shows. She would be there for longer than I, and I longer than dad, so she’d see a total of 3—we each got to choose one. Dad chose Les Misérables. In preparation and, I … [Read more…]

Music Monday: Peppery Man

I’m rediscovering my love affair with Natalie Merchant. And either she sings a lot about the Devil or I interpret a lot of her songs about being about Him (okay…two that’s still a greater-than-normal number the kind of music she sings). These two songs are so soulful—almost longing—that it almost doesn’t match the subject. Or … [Read more…]