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366 for 2016: Day 11 – David Bowie, “Time Will Crawl”

Well, shit: this wasn’t how my Monday was supposed to go. Not that I had any idea how things were going to play out today, but I certainly didn’t expect that they’d involve me spending the majority of my time … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 10 – Peter Buffett featuring Akon, “Anything”

I find Peter Buffett rather fascinating, probably at least partially because I had no idea who he was when I first heard his music. I just spotted a copy of his 2007 album Staring at the Sun in a Wherehouse … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 9 – The Gravelberrys, “Wonder Where You Are Tonight”

One of the greatest moments in my music-loving life was the day I discovered Not Lame Records. I’m not talking about the label, although lord knows that Bruce Brodeen put out some highly-recommended power pop under that particular banner. No, … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 8 – Squeeze, “She Doesn’t Have to Shave”

To my way of thinking, I was relatively late entering into the world of Squeeze fandom, but when I look back at the stats, I guess I was more or less on par with America at large: the first time … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 7 – The Bats, “Dancing as the Boat Goes Down”

Picture it: Norfolk, Virginia, September 30, 1993. The late, great concert venue known as the Boathouse. The headliner: Belly, riding high on the success of the #1 Modern Rock hit, “Feed the Tree.” Preceding them on the bill: a group … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 6 – The Charlie Daniels Band, “Layla”

When I was a kid, there weren’t many songs cooler than “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” by The Charlie Daniels Band. Admittedly, one of the reasons it was so cool was because of Daniels’ flagrant use of the phrase … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 5 – Y&T, “Summertime Girls”

This past holiday season, I was a little bummed out that it was the first year in a very long time that I wasn’t able to turn on my television and see David Letterman ask Jay Thomas to tell his … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 4 – The Rocket Summer, “She’s My Baby”

One of the things that occupied my time during the holiday break (such as it was, since I’m a full-time freelance writer) was the all-too-lengthy process of trying to get my office into better shape, and the reason it took … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 3 – Lansing-Dreiden, “A Line You Can Cross”

Have you ever heard a song by a band and fallen so hard for it that you immediately knew that the band would be on your must-buy list for the long haul, only for the band to disappear and never … Continue reading

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366 for 2016: Day 2 – Glen Campbell, “Early Morning Song”

Since I was running more than a little bit late in composing my first piece for this writing exercise, I decided I’d get the second piece knocked out as early as possible, and since I was already up after midnight, … Continue reading

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