Friday Playlist

It’s been a rough music week. As you can imagine, I have been listening to a lot of Frightened Rabbit’s music. Their songs always had a difficult quality to them. Those elements have been amplified since Scott Hutchison’s death. But it is time to move on, so here are some new tunes for you. No […]

C = 12

It’s a wacky, wild time around here right now. I’ve been busy with a bunch of outside projects, we’re in the midst of a big family project I may be able to announce officially soon, and then the end of the school year has brought a bunch of during-the-day and after-school events that have filled […]


Normally on Friday mornings one of the first things I do is start combing through my playlist of newest music to put together the Friday playlist. I can’t do that today. News I had been fearing for several days was confirmed just moments ago: the body of Scott Hutchison, lead singer of Frightened Rabbit, was […]

Kids and Whatnot

We are in the midst of our two busiest weeks of the spring. Last week the family had a combined eight kickball games in four nights. We swept all eight of them, the closest game being the first of the week. L’s team, which played without five players because of injury/illness/conflicts, came from 10 down […]

Friday Vid

Today is the St. P’s annual day of service. I’m signed up to join C’s class at a local food bank and we were scheduled to leave very early, so this was actually posted Thursday night. Last month was the 10th anniversary of my favorite album of this century, Frightened Rabbit’s The Midnight Organ Fight. […]

Reaching for the Stars, Vol. 7

Chart Week: April 21, 1984 Song: “Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper Chart Position: #36, 2nd week on the chart. Peaked at #1 for two weeks in June. I recently read an article suggesting, based on an analysis of information from Spotify, that for the majority of us, the music we listen to between ages […]


April 2018 MasterSystem – 48 Janelle Monáe – 41 Lord Huron – 31 Wye Oak – 31 Amen Dunes – 24 Complete stats available at my page

Reader’s Notebook: 4/30/18

The City of Mirrors – Justin Cronin This was my spring break book, the final in Cronin’s super virus/vampire trilogy. In this book, thought it took him a long time to get going, offering a lot of background in the first half or so. Some of the background, that which centered on the life of […]

Friday Playlist

“Breath In, Breath Out” – Melody’s Echo Chamber. Such good news that Melody Prochet is returning this summer after suffering serious injuries in an accident last year. Her new album was all recorded and set for release before her accident but was delayed pending her recovery. Glad that she is back. “AZ” – Now, Now. […]

College Hoops: KU and Condi

I suppose I’ll finally take my head out of the sand, hold my breath, and write about KU’s name coming up in the most recent FBI indictments related to shoe companies, college hoops, and recruiting. Over spring break I was only mildly tuned in to news of any kind. At the end of the day, […]