“staring down the brilliant dream”

My friend Liz, who knows about these things, tells me that the reason the beginning of “Love Of Our Lives” stands out is that they are singing in unison, rather than in harmony. I suppose “unison” is a more useful term than “together,” which is how I was describing it. I think the unison was […]

“the cool tongue of the devil”

Sometimes when I’m talking to Emily Saliers, I call her “Em.” I’m telling you this fun fact not as a prelude to a bigger story in which I discuss my weekend in a psychiatric facility—no, I realize these are fake conversations, that I don’t actually talk to Emily Saliers—but as a way of demonstrating how […]

When I am a rock star…

Last week’s episode of This Just Out with Liz Feldman brought to my attention this band called Speck Mountain that formed its name from the first and last words of a Bret Easton Ellis novel. I was thus inspired to form my own band’s name from my favorite novel. However, I couldn’t limit myself to […]

I am HOT 107.9

Friends, I cannot stop listening to HOT 107.9. For those of you who either a) don’t live in the Fort Wayne area (lucky) and/or b) only listen to NPR (smart), HOT 107.9 is one of our hip-hop radio stations. Let me provide some background information. Last week, my car was in the shop for several […]