Sunday, January 27, 2013

We All Shine On


It was 43 years ago today that "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" sprang from John Lennon's head fully formed.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Django Reinhardt and the Spotify Phenomenon


Django Reinhardt was born on this date in 1910.  If not for Spotify, I wouldn't know any of his music, and I just might be happier for it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

5-4-3-2-1 Punk Rock!


This weekend I finished Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, the exhaustive oral history of the New York City punk scene .  It was a fascinating and trashy read, and it had me obsessing about music even more than I usually do.

So I gave myself a 5-4-3-2-1 project, inspired by an assignment I often give my students.  I had my son help me with number 3.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Richard, You Broke My Mother's Heart


Richard Nixon was born 100 years ago today.  Here's a song I wrote about him.