Category Archives: Music

Night Fever

I was surprised at how much I liked this! Full lyrics HERE.

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Smile

I saw online that the average baby smiles 200 times per day, the average woman 62 times, and the average man only 8 times. I wondered why women smile so much more, and that made me think of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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Halfway Between

This wasn’t a hit for REM, but it resonates with me. Full lyrics HERE.

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“Sometimes I feel so happy, sometimes I feel so sad…”

There’s no drum. The only percussion instrument is the tambourine. Full lyrics HERE.

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Timeless

There are some artists that are very much of their time. Michal Jackson, with his single glove and sequined socks, would never have worked in the 50s. Michal Hutchence, with his meticulous 80s fashion sense, would have been laughed offstage in the 60s. They could only have been successful in their own times. But I …

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One of the Special Cats

“One guy can ruin an instrument. Jimi Hendrix, bless his heart– how I wish he was still around– almost inadvertently ruined guitar. Because he was the only cat who could do it like that. Everybody else just screwed it up, and thought wailing away on the guitar is the answer. But it ain’t; you’ve got …

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The Sylvers

I just love everything about this: the costumes, the choreography, the hair, the joy.

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Things I Didn’t Say

Bobby Bare Jr. has a vocal style very unlike his famous father’s, and doesn’t shoehorn easily into any specific genre. The only one I can compare him with is Conor Oberst— he has that same 90s alternative/folk vibe. Having said all that, the song below was written by one of his father’s favorite songwriters, Shel …

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Silent Grace

Red Nativity is a Native American duo whose Christmas albums are a wonderful blend of cultural, modern, and traditional. They have a YouTube channel HERE.

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Do you see the world through troubled eyes?

Full lyrics HERE.

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Walk

“Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park… It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself… That doesn’t make you antisocial …

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Wakan Tanka’s Prayer

Red Nativity is a Native American duo whose Christmas albums are a wonderful blend of cultural, modern, and traditional. They have a YouTube channel HERE.

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