The making of a great compilation tape … you have to kick it off with a killer to grab attention. – Rob Gordon, “High Fidelity” ———– Blue Meanies – “The 4th of July“ Rage Against the Machine – “Year of tha Boomerang” (Explicit.) Wheat – “Don’t I Hold You“ Ryan Adams – “So Alive“ Squirrel Nut Zippers – […]Read more "The September Mixtape"
I walked by the coffee shop alongside the series of vertical windows and looking in to see if there were spots available — limited prime real estate. The room isn’t filled, and finding a seat at one of the tables can be secured easily. Normally on sunny days like this Sunday, the outdoor seating options […]Read more "The Red Table Relationships"
A huge congratulations to David and Jennifer on their wedding day. You’re both wonderful people and deserve each other. Saturday, Sept. 10, was a beautiful and warm day for the intimate festivities held at Arlington Acres in LaFayette, NY. The scenic landscape, the barn and overall rustic aesthetics were perfect touches to make the event their own. […]Read more "Dave and Jen, The Wedding"
As I increase my experience and exposure to Paul Auster’s work, the more he is becoming one of my favorite authors. After finishing Travels in the Scriptorium, the addiction of desiring to read more of his work is evident. After reading Adam Gopnik’s wonderful, complex and at times arduous memoir Paris to the Moon, it was […]Read more "White Horses, Pink Elephants and Green Hippos"
According to the three children’s grandmother, they had been at the Great New York State Fair for four hours. The matriarch’s tone came out emphasized, as if she were reading a fairy tale. The two siblings, a boy and girl, possibly twins, sitting next to her spoke and asked questions with that familiar airy curiosity personally experienced […]Read more "As Children Do"
Arctic Monkeys – “If You Found This It’s Probably Too Late“ Beach Boys – “God Only Knows“ Beirut – “Scenic World“ Descendents – “Spineless and Scarlet Red“ Eric Dolphy – “Straight Up and Down“ Explosions in the Sky – “Human Qualities“ Interpol – “The New“ Iron & Wine – “The Trapeze Swinger“ Louis Armstrong & […]Read more "The August 2016 Mixtape"
Some nights a guy just has to drive. Monday night (Aug. 22 — just for the record), was essentially a perfect night. It’s New York State Fair “season.” August is settling down, and the northeast United States is preparing itself for autumn. It can be smelled. Skin can begin to adjust to the more comfortable of temperatures,. […]Read more "10 Things I Realized at Barnes & Noble"