Monthly Archives: October 2014

Unfinished business

Wednesday was the fourth anniversary of my brother Tyler’s death. It’s strange that four years isn’t any harder to type than four weeks. It’s been long enough that I didn’t want to say or write the same things I’ve written on other anniversaries or other random moments, but you also can’t NOT notice the date. […]

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Jack Bruce

I must have been a Cream fan by the time I was about 8 (this was pre-beard) because “White Room” was on the mix tape I had my dad make me around that time. Most of those songs are probably still on my iPod today. Cream was fascinating. A great name, evocative lyrics, and the […]

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September 2014 Playlist: Paul McCartney and the piano

2014 09September Mix   4% Pantomime (The Band with Van Morrison) Carry That Weight (The Beatles) Promise to You Girl (Paul McCartney) Refuse to Be Saved (Elvis Costello and The Roots) Red Beans and Rice (Booker T and the MGs) Joe Sample (Soulive) 2+2=5 (Christopher O’Riley) Good Golly, Miss Molly (Jerry Lee Lewis) Mess Around […]

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Recap: August 2014 playlist

I’ve decided to blog my monthly mixes, and when time permits I’ll set up a Spotify account so I can share them all. Here’s how my August playlist turned out:   2014 08August Mix   Stormy Monday (Marlena Shaw) As You Said (Cream) It Ain’t Fair (Aretha Franklin) C.R.E.AM. (Wu-Tang Clan) Emotional Weather Report (Tom […]

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The hunt is on

Amber and I are officially househunting. We look at listings nightly, and we’re in high gear now: we dashed to four places in three hours on Sunday. This is a different kind of venture from deciding to marry or planning our wedding. Those are pursuits of passion. While I look forward to finding a home […]

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