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All Of The Old Posts

July 9, 2018

Change Sucks, But So Does Travis Tritt

A road trip and a stack of neo-traditional country CDs, both helping fuel a too-deep essay about why we stop looking for new music and how hard it is to change our tastes.

June 6, 2018

The Hill as a Cardiac Event

When the world becomes your singletrack trail, you begin making excuses for trampling the grass. So to speak.

May 31, 2018

New Soundtracks for Classic Games

I listened to enough music while playing old Nintendo games back to have conflated the original game soundtracks with my personal music choices.

May 22, 2018

In Defense of Learning Styles

Learning styles were debunked in what looks like a flawed methodology, but that’s not what I’m grumpy about: it’s that anyone thought quantifying learning was a good idea in the first place.

May 9, 2018

Last Month in Four Stumbling Blocks

A trip to Nashville, a post about dudes and music lists, Record Store Day, and trying to get my kids to understand good pop music.

May 1, 2018

The Best Worst Dog

A bit of a eulogy for a dog that I fought with, got angry at, and constantly struggled against — and in the end I’m still super sad and at a bit of a loss.

April 20, 2018

The Dudes In My Music Lists

On addressing the lack of diversity in my music lists, your music lists, and most music lists made by middle-aged men who grew up on punk rock and metal.

April 6, 2018

A Boing, Some Gulls, A Screech

Some first sounds, some old songs, some gulls to start it all out: one more monthly playlist, even if it’s just to get a chance to listen to more Laura Jane Grace.

April 3, 2018

Outside Hotel Windows

There’s always a lamp, a chair, a set of drawers. And there’s always windows. What’s outside the windows is the only thing that changes.