In Fall 2006 I set out to explore Western Massachusetts and see a few Bob Dylan concerts in the process. I started by taking a train from New York to Boston, for a two-night stand at the Agganis Arena. Jack White's side project, the Raconteurs, was the opening act on this tour and I remember … Continue reading A movie about Thanksgiving
When I was 8 years old, give or take a year, one of my favorite albums was Sports, by Huey Lewis and the News. It was something that my parents played on a Saturday afternoon on the boombox in the kitchen, and this album along with a few others by Billy Joel, Paul Simon, and … Continue reading Huey Lewis Feels Like Home
Like many Bob Dylan fans I tuned in at 5pm EST on Sunday July 18th to watch Dylan’s first foray into livestreaming. The title Shadow Kingdom offered no clues to what we would be watching, but a couple weeks ago a promotional trailer came out that included the text “The Early Songs of Bob Dylan.” … Continue reading What We See in the Shadows
Last night I watched the Reese Witherspoon/Paul Rudd movie How Do You Know? on Netflix. While the question they face is about love, I found myself relating to Reese’s character, who is let go from the USA women’s softball team and has to figure out what direction her life will go next. In November 2019 I saw … Continue reading How Do You Know?
I found a printout of this image while cleaning the other day, and it seems like as good a time as any to look back on another major influence in my life: Joe Strummer. Prior to Joe's death in 2002, my interest in the Clash was inconsistent. I taped "Train in Vain" off the radio … Continue reading Strummer