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Wholly Unremarkable Observations On My Music Collection

Categories: Music, Personal
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Published on: 2017.04.30

Backstory: Now that we own a BlueTooth-enabled new car, I determined to curate my digital music collection, hoping to store on my phone just a “few” select songs that I don’t mind listening to anywhere, any time. So I went through every album on my hard drive over the past three days. Neverday Close-up photo[…]

A Sucker For Coincidence: Birthdate #1 Songs

Grayscale (Copyright © 2006 by Wil C. Fry.) I’ll admit I’m a sucker for coincidences: I love them. I enjoy when numbers match up, or I hear an unusual word for the first time in years and then hear it again in unrelated circumstances the same day. I’ll admit I saw it as “a sign”[…]

‘Word Crimes’, by Weird Al Yankovic

Categories: Grammar, Language, Music
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Published on: 2014.07.18

I’ll rarely blatantly promote a commercially produced music video. If you ask me, most of them aren’t worth the hundreds of thousands (or millions) of dollars required to produce them. But this one is worth watching, I think:  

Who Made Who

Categories: Music, Nostalgia, Poetry
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Published on: 2013.12.07

Listening to AC-DC’s Who Made Who on my Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones — the nicest headphones I’ve ever owned — I contemplate how much I’ve changed since the last time I listened to this song — or You Shook Me All Night Long. Was it in a nightclub in Little Rock? Or with Big Joe in[…]

Review: Travelers Hotel [LP], Chris Taylor (2013)

Categories: Music, Nostalgia
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Published on: 2013.12.06

Album cover, used without permission (Disclaimer: I don’t receive any compensation for reviewing any items; I do this on my own free time. I also don’t receive “free samples” of products I review; I pay for them out of my own pocket.) Since first blogging about “Chris Taylor & Windows” three years ago, I’ve regained[…]

Music Memory: 77s in 1992

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Published on: 2011.12.13

As a colder-than-usual winter unsuspectingly sneaked up on me, I was also unknowingly becoming a different person and creating a set of vivid memories that would last a lifetime. Or maybe I knew this time would be special in my memory. It was December 1992. I was a second-year student at Central Bible College in[…]

What’s Wrong (And Right) With American Idol

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Published on: 2009.10.02

(Originally written on Thursday, May 12, 2005, 9:26 p.m., as part of my “Off-Center Thoughts”) Can I be a juvenile for a minute? I hope Carrie Underwood wins American Idol this year. I was originally hoping for Constantine, but he was mistakenly voted out. (I’m not juvenile enough to vote on this stuff, but it’s[…]

How Sad Were the VMAs?

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Published on: 2009.09.14

Having been without regular TV (by choice) for more than eight years, last night’s VMAs on MTV opened my eyes. I mean, I knew television’s quality, content, ethics, and watchability have been declining steadily since … I’m not sure when. (When did TV reach its peak? Let’s just say it was the late 1980s or[…]

One Brave Woman v. the RIAA

Categories: Business, Music, PopCulture
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Published on: 2005.10.04

I saw an article today about an Oregon woman who is counter-suing the Recording Industry Association of America, using laws intended for use against organized crime. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of this before. In a way, they’re much more powerful than organized crime, because they can operate in public, pushing people around,[…]

Jim Morrison’s ‘Revolution’

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Published on: 2005.08.30

Maybe my generation missed out on all the good stuff. Then again, maybe not. On the way home from the movies tonight, as I drove along an empty highway lit by the sunset behind me, my .mp3 player was knocking out some Doors, and it inevitably came across “Five to One,” which isn’t one of[…]

Remembering an Old Favorite (UPDATED)

Categories: Music, Nostalgia
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Published on: 2005.06.29

Do you remember an old song that really tore at your heart back in the “I’ve got to find myself” days? I’ve got about 7,000 of them, if I really tried to make a list. Some of the songs were ones that helped change a viewpoint or at least opened my mind. Others were ones[…]

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