Music Monday: Domestic Violence

Being the violent yang to John’s Quaker yin here at MoF, the news of UCI’s shooting (see John’s twitterfeed) last night filled me with the desire for vengeance. Yahweh’s jealous anger has nothing on my righteous anger when it comes to domestic violence. Violence is not the solution to every problem (or even most of … [Read more…]

Music Monday: Scarborough Fair/Canticle

I’ve always liked this song—even before I heard the version that included /Canticle. It’s the kind of folk song that is enduring. The words and the music get under my skin, like a clan tattoo, indelible and a mark of whom I am, and make me want to learn to play the guitar (or fiddle). … [Read more…]

Music Monday: No You Girls

“Kiss me. Lick your cigarette then kiss me.” I discovered this while I was in Germany and it has become my theme song of that trip. And, not a bad song, either. Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls (Official Music Video) – Celebrity bloopers here Although heteronormative, I like the recurring (and then changing) theme: … [Read more…]

Music Monday: Where is My Mind? by The Pixies.

One of the best bands of all time, with scenes from one of the best movies of all time (it’s also on the Fight Club soundtrack): UPDATE and SPOILER warning! Just watched the whole thing–don’t look at the last minute of the video if you haven’t seen the movie yet!

Music Monday: Closer by Nine Inch Nails.

I’ve loved what “Closer” does to me for years now. There are times when the song describes better than any words how I feel. That said, I’ve only now started exploring Nine Inch Nails’ oeuvre. I’m including a link to the Man in Black’s cover of Hurt in addition to embedded video of Closer below. … [Read more…]