Rather the Ritual

When I sat down to write yesterday's post, I put on a record, Wild Alee by Talos, a fringe indie selection of swirly electronica that I bought in 2019, probably on one of my ritualized walks through Broad Ripple to Indy CD and Vinyl. I put on the record because I was trying to make …

Writing Out The Lyrics

When I was in high school, I used to spend hours with my headphones on, or in front of my boom box, starting and stopping songs so I could scrawl out the lyrics. Not surprisingly, the songs I'd choose to write out were ones I'd designated as particularly meaningful--they were songs I wanted to possess in …

A Summer Playlist

There are definitely songs that seem meant particularly for summer listening. The Postal Service's one-and-only album, Give Up, for example, is pretty much the perfect summer album, especially when you're in your late teens and full of Young Person Angst, as I was when it came out. That album is always going to feel right …