15 years ago this summer, my then boyfriend Keith reviewed a band called The Apartments for an indie rock zine. They’ve been around off and on since 1978 and reformed again in 2007. (They’re on Myspace now, too.) It’s one of the best wistful songs I know, one I’ve written about on this blog more… Continue reading Some things you were never meant to lose/things you’ll keep
Music-wise, what was the first 45, single or download you bought? Submitted by Paddy Melt Wagon. I took the bus to the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, to Montgomery Ward's record department. I was 8 — a second grader — and I bought Blondie's "Rapture." (To be honest, I think that my friend's mom must… Continue reading QotD: My First Single
Here are a few things at once. I HAND IN MY THESIS IN A WEEK. It is due the 26th. I have loads to do. So as a result, I will not be here that much. Or maybe I will be, which would be bad. Please wish me luck. I HAVE NEW HAIR AND GLASSES.… Continue reading Quick notes before I descend back into thesis writing hell
I wrote about music for many years. But somehow, it started fading and now, I'm clueless. I don't know who anyone is anymore. I don't know what's good. I need some recommendations. What should I have been listening to this year that I didn't? It's so embarrassing. Can you help? What were your favorites? Bonus… Continue reading Musically disconnected: help needed!